City accepting applications for multiple vacancies on volunteer boards, committees

April 1, 2024

City accepting applications for multiple vacancies on volunteer boards, committees

The Johnson City Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for appointments to the following volunteer boards and committees. All appointments are scheduled to be made in July.

  • BrightRidge Board of Directors: Serves as a liaison between BrightRidge’s customers and management.
    • One appointment for a four-year term. City residency required.
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board of Directors: The CVB is to showcase the uniqueness of and develop increased civic interest in Johnson City as an attraction to tourists, visitors and individuals; to solicit special events to take place in Johnson City; to promote the distinctive resources of Johnson City; and to increase the economic contribution of tourism in order to grow Johnson City and relieve the burdens of government.
  • Two appointments, each for three-year terms. One position requires management level employment within the lodging industry. Applicants for the remaining positions must be directly associated with tourism, hospitality, entertainment, retail, finance, or special events. City residency or employment within the municipal limits required.
  • Health and Educational Facilities Board: Aids medical and educational facilities in obtaining tax free loans as allowed by a combination of Federal and State of Tennessee Statutes.
    • One appointment for a six-year term.
  • Housing and Community Development Advisory Board: Advises and makes recommendations concerning housing, community, and economic development issues.
    • Six appointments, each for three-year terms. City residency required.
  • Johnson City Development Authority: Promote and assist with the development and redevelopment of Johnson City, with specific emphasis on the downtown district and support for the local business community.
    • Three appointments, with term length not to exceed three years.
  • Johnson City Public Library Board: Governing body and controlling fiscal authority for the public library. For information, contact Julia Turpin at julia.turpin@jcpl.org or call 423.434.4457.
    • Two appointments, each for three-year terms. City residency required.
  • Johnson City Regional Planning Commission: Administers the City’s Subdivision Regulations and for advising the City Commission on matters of long-range development policy, zoning and annexation.
    • Six appointments, each for three-year terms. City residency required.
  • Johnson City Senior Services Advisory Council: Makes recommendations on matters affecting planning, support, and programming for the Senior Center.
    • One appointment for a six-month term. City residency required.
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board: Makes recommendations regarding recreation services and facilities.
    • Three appointments, each for three-year terms. City residency required.
  • Public Art Committee: Considers matters concerning public art, monuments, murals, or other creative efforts of individuals or groups.
    • Three appointments, each for three-year terms.
  • The Senior Foundation Inc. - Johnson City Board: Responsible for supporting and participating in special events and assisting in fundraising efforts to benefit Senior Center operations, services, and/or capital improvements.
    • Two appointments, each for a two and half-year terms. Washington, Sullivan, Unicoi, or Carter County residency required.
  • Tri-Cities Regional Airport Authority: Owns and operates the Tri-Cities Regional Airport Authority and consists of five standing committees: administration and operation, airfield development, foreign trade, executive and marketing.
    • One appointment for a three-year term.

Any citizen interested in serving may submit an application online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 31. Applications are kept on file for one year. Descriptions of each board and committee may be found online at www.johnsoncitytn.org/boards_and_committees.

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