Cookeville has an official city seal after the design was approved during Thursday night’s city council meeting.
City Manager James Mills said coming up with a design Cookeville could be proud of took months and even years to pick. Mills said the Depot, Derryberry Clock Tower, Dogwood Park Fountain and Cookeville Regional Medical Center are the four images picked.
“I think we’ve come up with something that represents the city in a positive manner,” Mills said. “Reflects the things that have affected how we’ve grown and how we’ve developed, but I think it best represents our city.”
Mills said the plan is to put the seal on police badges, the new police department and other places in Cookeville. Mills said it was important to get the design right.
“Probably close to 10, we looked at several different images,” Mills said. “It just didn’t quite capture what we wanted to represent. I think we’ve come up with something that we can be proud of.”
Mills said previously, Cookeville sort of had a seal. However he said it just didn’t work as an image to display for the city.
Mills said the new seal design will hopefully be displayed later on this year.