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 an accredited National Main Street community.
The JCDA is a City appointed board. Members are appointed for a three year term.
Current members are:
Tembra Aldridge, Washington Prime
Shannon Castillo, Mitch Cox Realty
Hank Carr, RealtyTrust Group
Lee Chase, Retired Non Profit Executive
Tracy Johnson, Inspire Interiors
Jodi Jones, County Commission Representative
Brent Long, RightCoast Medical and London’s Lofts
Freddie Malone, County Commission Representative
Arron Murphy, Good Samaritan Organization
Lindsay Nickels, D&K Management
William Roller, Mountcastle Corporation
Seth Thomas, Skillville
Craig Torbett, Ameriprise Financial
Robert Williams, Chair, HomeTrust Bank
Joe Wise, City Commission Representative
Staff liaison is Dianna Cantler, Downtown Development Director. To reach the JCDA office, call 423-202-3510.
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 and King Commons, administration of facade grants, TIF projects and new business development. Additional committees that help with the revitalization of downtown include: Design, Economic Vitality, Parking and Marketing and Promotions.
The Johnson City Development Authority Executive Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 12 at 8 am. The JCDA will meet on Friday, May 15 at 8 am. An agenda for this meeting is available at www.downtownjc.com. This meeting will take place electronically, pursuant to Executive Order 16, issued by Gov. Bill Lee. There will not be a physical location in order to protect public health, safety, and welfare. There will be limited public access, however, a recording of the meeting will be available at www.downtownJC.com within 2 days.
The agenda for the meeting can be found here: 05.15.20 JCDA Packet
To listen to the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85495477835?pwd=d1BxVFpHNFVnWmRsbExPbTZXUitGUT09
To access the recording from the previous meeting, please email Dianna Cantler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application for 2016 JC Facade Application
The Historic Zoning Committee for Johnson City has set guidelines for the Historic District, they can be found here.