In 1998, the Tennessee Legislature enacted legislation requiring local governments in each county to adopt a comprehensive growth plan. The purpose of the legislation was to eliminate disputes between cities and counties and to make annexation a more orderly process. The legislation required among other things, the establishment of a Joint Economic and Community Development Board (County JECD) by inter-local agreement.
Board of Directors
*Carolyn Fairbank Secretary/Treasurer
*George H. Heins, III Vice Chair
*Glenn Jacobs Mayor, Knox County
Hugh Nystrom (Chair, Knox County Commission)
*Jim Nichols Chair
Justin Biggs (Knox County Commissioner)
Louise Rodgers Frazier
M. Douglas Campbell, Jr.
*Madeline Rogero Mayor, City of Knoxville
Michele Carringer (Vice Chair, Knox County Commission)