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Roane County Executive Ron Woody
Planning our future: Changing government by research, study, and analysis

Roane County Executive
This is the first in a series of article about your local government.

In 1973, Mike Hayes, a new teacher at Midway Junior and Senior High School assigned our seventh-grade class a civics project to create a city on a poster board.  

Each of us had to name our city, and I chose the name “Tomorrowville.”

The purpose of the project was not to have a creative drawing but to think through a process of planning and simple civil engineering.