The mission of Connect Downtown Johnson City is to foster a thriving downtown ecosystem that is desirable for residents, businesses, and visitors by forging partnerships and facilitating community connections.

Connect Downtown is an accredited organization in the Tennessee Main Street and the National Main Street programs. 

The Connect Downtown Johnson City Board of Directors and its committees, strive to:

  • Foster a thriving and diverse storefront economy that supports Downtown Johnson City business community, excites visitors, and meets the needs of residents
  • Cultivate a lively and engaging Downtown atmosphere that identifies Downtown Johnson City as a destination for locals and tourists alike
  • Create a truly welcoming environment that enhances the experience of
    Downtown Johnson City’s visitors and residents
  • Increase CDJC’s organizational effectiveness and ability to deliver on its mission

We accomplish these goals, thorough the Main Street four point approach:

ECONOMIC VITALITY focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.
DESIGN supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.
PROMOTION positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.
ORGANIZATION involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.

Members of the Board of Directors:
Tracy Johnson, Chair

Kim Blaine, Vice Chair
David Nelson, Treasurer
Alex Bomba

George Cross
Whitney Goetz
Tracy Johnson

Kenny Shafer
Grant Summers
Seth Thomas



Your support will fund marketing initiatives, public space improvements, business recruitment efforts, and cultural events that enhance the downtown experience for both visitors and residents.
Together, we can create a vibrant downtown for generations to come.

To support the mission of Connect Downtown Johnson City, individuals can give any amount by check or credit card. For more information about how your business can be a supporter of Connect Downtown, view our Annual Business Giving One Sheet 2021. Business Supporter levels begin at $250. 

Our mailing address is Connect Downtown Johnson City, 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 23, Johnson City, TN 37604

Click here to learn more about the National Main Street program.