Contact Staff

McMinn County Economic Development Authority Staff

5 S. Hill Street, Suite C
Athens, TN 37303
Office: (423) 745-1506
Fax: (423) 745-1507

Kathy Price, CEcD
Executive Director

As the Executive Director for the McMinn County Economic Development Authority, Kathy is responsible for new business recruitment and existing business retention and expansion programs. Kathy has over 25 years administrative experience with over 15 years of experience in economic and community development focused on new business development in the commercial and manufacturing industries, existing business retention and expansion, and downtown redevelopment. She holds a national certification in economic development through the International Economic Development Council. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She is also a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and Roane State Community College, where she studied both Business Management Technology and Geographical Information Systems. 

Amanda Coleman
Administrative Assistant

As Administrative Assistant for the Development Authority, Amanda is responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of the office.  She also serves as the recording secretary for both the McMinn County Economic Development Board of Directors, and is the administrator of records for the Industrial Development Board of McMinn County.  Amanda came to us from Taylor Pittsburgh where she performed administrative functions for over 12 years.  She is a graduate of McMinn Central High School.