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 Group

Lee Chase, Retired Non Profit Executive

Kelly Grieb, Atlantic Ale House

Tracy Johnson, Inspire Interiors

Jodi Jones, County Commission Representative

Brent Long, RightCoast Medical and London’s Lofts

Josh Mancuso, Mancusco Entertainment

Freddie Malone, County Commission Representative

Lindsay Nickels, D&K Management

Donna Noland, East Tennessee State University

William Roller, Mountcastle Corporation

Craig Torbett, Vice-Chair, Ameriprise Financial

Robert Williams, Chair, HomeTrust Bank

Col. Paul Williamson, Retired USAF

Joe Wise, City Commission Representative

Staff liaison is Dianna Cantler, Downtown Development Director. The JCDA meets the first Friday of each month at 8 am in the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership office. 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 Current agenda can be found here: 8.9.19 JCDA Agenda

Application for 2016 JC Facade Application

2016 TIF Policy and Guidelines

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