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Day of Service Kicks Off TVA’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

May 18, 2023
  • TVA invites the seven-state region to join in celebrating the agency’s 90th anniversary at events across the Tennessee Valley in 2023.
  • The 90th anniversary celebration kicks off with a “TVA Day of Service,” as employees and retirees take part in more than 150 projects across our region.
  • TVA is opening several of our historic dams for limited tours from June into September. For more information and a complete schedule of activities, visit:

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority encourages residents across the seven-state region to participate in our 90th anniversary celebrations at events across the Tennessee Valley.

TVA was established with the signing of the TVA Act by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 18, 1933. To kick off our celebrations today, on our actual anniversary, TVA employees and retirees participated in a “Day of Service,” volunteering in more than 150 projects at agencies and non-profit organizations across our region.

“Nine decades ago, TVA arose as a force for good - to lift up a struggling region of our nation,” said Jeff Lyash, TVA President and CEO. “TVA was created on a clear mission to benefit the public good. It’s a mission that has stood the test of time.”

 “Service is at the heart of everything we do, and our employees exemplify that by their commitment to our communities, even after they retire, each and every day. We are privileged to serve the communities and people across this region. We look forward to continuing to work together on even more successes in the next 90 years.”

TVA's employees serve the people of our seven-state region through energy production, environmental stewardship and economic development. This three-fold mission of service has stood the test of time and is as relevant today as ever before.

TVA welcomes the public to join in our 90th celebration, which includes:

  • Opportunities for the public to tour several of our historic dams. “Built for the People” tours are being offered on a limited basis at Kentucky Dam, Norris Dam, Pickwick Dam, Fontana Dam, Chickamauga Dam, Wilson Dam and Raccoon Mountain from June into September. Anyone interested in joining a tour can sign up at Names will be drawn at random for each of the tours and individuals will be notified prior to the dates of the tours
  • And if you’ve ever dreamed of a road trip to check out the best spots across the Tennessee Valley, we have you covered with Pat & Ashley’s Excellent Adventure! TVA Historian Pat Ezzell and Social Media Specialist Ashley Walker will hit the road in July, making stops at some of the most interesting and significant places across our region. You can keep up with their adventures on our social media platforms.
  • TVA is also bringing the festivities to communities throughout the summer. Look for our booths at locations including Riverbend Music Festival in Chattanooga, HydroFest in Guntersville, Alabama, the Tennessee State Fair, and the Asian Festival in Knoxville. For more information and a complete schedule of the anniversary activities visit

“There is so much history and so many stories to share about TVA over the last 90 years,” said Ezzell. “We hope you’ll be a part of our celebration!”

About TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the nation’s largest public power supplier, delivering energy to 10 million people across seven southeastern states. TVA was established 90 years ago to serve this region and the nation by developing innovative solutions to solve complex challenges. TVA’s unique mission focuses on energy, environmental stewardship, and economic development. With one of the largest, most diverse, and cleanest energy systems – including nuclear, hydro, solar, gas, and advanced technologies – TVA is a leader in our nation’s drive toward a clean energy future.

TVA is a corporate agency of the United States, receiving no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system, and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.


Scott Brooks
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