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 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 within 2 days.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here: 05.15.20 JCDA Packet

To listen to the meeting:

To access the recording from the previous meeting, please email Dianna Cantler at


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.