TVA To Have 80th Anniversary Celebration In Knoxville

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority invites the public to help celebrate 80 years of progress since TVA was founded in 1933, on Friday, at 10:30 a.m. at the TVA West Tower Auditorium at 400 West Summit Hill Drive in downtown Knoxville.

TVA will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its founding with a public event including TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson and KUB President and CEO Mintha Roach, as well as other dignitaries, retirees and employees. 

The TVA Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 18, 1933.


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