Kevin Helms, the former city manager of Oak Hill near Nashville, has been offered the same job for Harriman.
Harriman City Council voted to approve a contract for Helms to be its first city manager at its special-called meeting Tuesday.
“I’m excited about moving forward,” said Councilman Chris Ahler.
“It is a historic moment for the city of Harriman, and I think it is the right way to go ...” said Councilman Ken Mynatt.
Some council members did squabble with the price of bringing Helms there.