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.
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.