from Mayor Burns
As Mayor of the City of Southside, I am pleased to welcome you to our official website.
Southside is nestled between the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the Coosa River and occupies the southern part of Etowah County. While considered a bedroom community, our blend of small town atmosphere and commercial growth has attracted many residents to our city.
The majority of our businesses in Southside are locally owned and operated. I feel this only adds to the substance, stability, and strength of our community.
Southside is a haven to the outdoor enthusiast. The river offers a variety of recreational activities.
Our neighborhoods, churches, schools, and civic organizations are filled with families who give their time and invaluable talents to make Southside a great place to live, worship, work, and play.
The City of Southside boasts its small town hospitality, along with an excellent Police Department, Fire Department, EMS Service, Community Center, and Sports Complex, with the promise of more development to come.
Southside City Schools are committed to educating and producing responsible, productive citizens by providing a quality education for all students in a safe environment. The comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and challenging curriculum is taught by a qualified and effective teaching staff. Education is a top priority for the faculty members of our schools.
No matter where your interests lie, Southside is a great place to live and work. I hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities to be found in the “Loveliest Village on the Coosa.”
Mayor Wally Burns