The mission of the Johnson City Development Authority is to promote and assist with the development and redevelopment of Johnson City, with specific emphasis on downtown, in collaboration with other entities throughout the community; identifying needs and implementing actions.

The JCDA is a City appointed board. Members are appointed for a three year term. Current members are: Tembra Aldridge, Ted Bradford, Lee Chase, Kelly Grieb, Jodi Jones, Brent Long, Josh Mancuso, Donna Noland, Allan Spritzer, Craig Torbett, Rick Storey, Kip Parks, Ralph Van Brocklin, Robert Williams and Paul Williamson. Staff liason is Dianna Cantler, Downtown Development Director.

Priorities for the JCDA include safety and enhancing the walkability of downtown, expanding opportunities for public and private parking, programming events downtown and managing all areas of Founders Park, administration of facade grants, TIF projects and new business development.

The Historic Zoning Committee for Johnson City has set guidelines for the Historic District, they can be found here.