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Appointed by the Mayor of Knoxville

Appointed by the Mayor of Knox County

*Executive Committee Members

Mark Donaldson
MPC Executive Director
Suite 403, City/County Building
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 215-2500 / Fax: 215-2068

Term 2012-2016

Contact Information:
Claiborne Hauling, LLC
6210 Rutledge Pike
Knoxville, TN 37924
865-540-4409 (office)
865-705-0319 (mobile)

Herb is a lifelong resident of Knoxville. He has more than 40 years experience in the construction industry including his current position in Sales and Business Development for Claiborne Hauling, LLC. Herb is a member (and former Board Member) of Associated General Contractors and serves on the Board of the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad. His goal as a planning commissioner is to help Knoxville and Knox County to continue to be one of the best communities in the nation in which to work and live through responsible development and growth.

Term 2007-2015

Contact Information:
6609 Stonemill Road
Knoxville, TN 37919
Cell phone: 680-4663


Bart is a self-employed residential designer and developer who has lived in West Knoxville for over 30 years. He has a degree in landscape design from UT, and previously was owner and president of Tedford Tellico, a dairy commodities trading company. A lifelong interest in design and building has led him into residential development work, with an emphasis on expansive common areas, conservation easements, and architectural integrity. He has helped design and renovate many older homes in West Knoxville, and is active in Knoxville Habitat for Humanity. He also supports Knox Heritage and the Foothills Land Conservancy. One of his primary goals is to promote the idea: “We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

Term 2012-2016
Term 2004-2012

Contact Information:
1816 North Hills Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37917
Cell phone: 389-5276
Work phone: 938-4638
E-mail: artclancy3@gmail.com

Art is President and CEO of Clancy Custom Woodworking LLC. He is former president of the Knoxville Remodelers Council, and has served on the boards of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Knoxville, St. Joseph School, and Knoxville Catholic High School. His goal is to promote economic development, greenway efforts, and downtown redevelopment while protecting neighborhoods and historic overlays.

Term 2008-2014
Contact Information:
Phone: 414-3803
Email: llcole712@gmail.com

Laura is a retired systems integration and strategy consultant for TVA as well as the owner/manager of Favored Rogue Farm. She is the vice president of Investments of Knoxville, a trustee of the Miser-Richmond Scholarship Fund, a member of the Knox County Stormwater Advisory Board and a member Knox Heritage. Her goal as a planning commissioner is to support a proactive approach to development that minimizes negative impact on the natural environment.


Term 2013-2017

Contact Information:
Elizabeth Eason Architecture, LLC
524 S Gay Street, Suite 301
Knoxville, TN, 37902
Phone: 525-9066
E-mail: eason.mpc@gmail.com

Elizabeth is the principal architect at Elizabeth Eason Architecture. Her work experience includes commercial, retail, hospitality, residential, and government projects with a focus on efficiency, sustainable design, and healthy communities. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council, and Knox Heritage and has served on the Knoxville Tree Board, the Board of Environmental Appeals, Knoxville Energy and Sustainability Task Force, and the Tennessee Energy Policy Task Force. As a planning commissioner, her goal is to see Knoxville and Knox County prosper through economical, equitable, and sustainable growth.

Term 2013-2017

Contact Information:
4801 Westover Terrace
Knoxville, TN 37914
Phone: 335-8751
E-mail: mgoodwin.mpc@gmail.com

Mac is an author and retired archaeologist, who is active in many civic groups. He is the current president of Town Hall East, serves on the board of Circle Modern Dance, is a member in the Association of American Geographers, and consults for the Labor Day Sunflower Project. Among his many accomplishments is an Archaeological Resources Management manual written for Wilmington, Delaware. Mac’s interests as a commissioner are smart growth, livable city, and climate change issues.

Term 2012-2016

Contact Information:
724 Taylor Road
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-573-0129 (fax)

Len is the owner of R. Len Johnson & Associates, an architecture firm, and a graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Architecture and Design. A Vietnam-era veteran, Len is also a graduate of the U.S. Army's Officer Candidate School. He is a member of the state and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and a past president of both the Knoxville Jaycees and the Knoxville Ski and Outing Club. The Union County Business and Professionals Association, where he served as president, named Len "Man of the Year" in 1992. His goal as a planning commissioner is "to promote quality development by integrating ideas from businesses, residents, developers, government, institutions, planners, and designers to make the Knoxville region a destination for people who appreciate all the region has to offer...today and in the future."

Term 2007-2015

Contact Information:
Michael A. Kane
3603 E. Kesterwood Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918
Office phone: 241-7587
Office fax: 241-2558
e-mail: makane1@bellsouth.net

Michael is a senior engineer with Restoration Services Inc., a teaming partner with URS CH2M Oak Ridge LLC which is the Department of Energy's primary environmental restoration and waste management contractor in Oak Ridge. He has been active in the Fountain City community for many years, having served as the chairman of Fountain City Town Hall, spearheading efforts to enhance the new Fountain City Branch Library, and leading a community task force for the Fountain City Skate Park. Michael is a former member of the Knoxville Utilities Board PACE10 Council and is currently a member of Knox Heritage, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, National Trust for Historic Preservation and Knoxville Museum of Art. He is a deacon at Smithwood Baptist Church.

Term 2012-2016

Contact Information:
3100 Lake Brook Blvd #173
Knoxville, TN 37909

Charles is the Match and Training Coordinator for Amachi Knoxville, an initiative of Knoxville Leadership Foundation. A Knoxville native, he also serves as senior pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Alcoa. Lomax graduated from The University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Political Science. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from the Morehouse School of Religion of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the National Scholars Honor Society, the International Theological Honor Society of Theta Phi, and the NAACP. His goal as a commissioner is “to help with the enhancement of the Knoxville area for this and future generations.

Term 2006-2014

Contact Information:
9909 E. Emory Road
Corryton, TN 37721

Becky is a retired English teacher and librarian. A lifelong Knoxville resident, she taught at Rule High, Gibbs Middle, and Gibbs High from 1968-2001. She also was an athletic trainer at Gibbs High. She received the Knox Area Chamber of Commerce Best Award in Education in 1998, and currently serves on Mayor Ragsdale’s Task Force on Racial Disparity in School Discipline as well as the Channel 2/15 Community Advisory Board. Her goal is to maintain the integrity of neighborhoods while allowing for growth and development. She believes in supporting the MPC sector plans, particularly in regard to environmental concerns.

Term 2010-2014

Contact Information:
9212 Water Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
Office Phone: 865-584-0999
Fax: 865-584-5213

Architect and principal at Michael Brady Inc., Brian Pierce’s work experience ranges from new commercial, church and educational facilities to adaptive re-use projects for colleges and residential uses. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Tennessee Society of Architects. As a planning commissioner, he hopes to help Knoxville and Knox County grow and develop economically in an environmentally and community friendly manner.

Term 2011-2015

Contact Information:
2008 Hoitt Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
Office: 524-2162
Fax: 524-2162

Jeffrey is the vice president of Quality Machine and Welding Company in Knoxville. He has served as the Legislative Committee Chairman and Chairman of the Board for Associated Builders and Contractors. He is active in the Builders Exchange of Tennessee, serving as Treasurer, Board Member, and Executive Committee Member, and he is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction. Jeffrey has also participated on the Sponsorship Committee for the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cancer Institute, co-chairing recent fund raising efforts for cancer research. Jeffrey's goal as a planning commissioner is to make informed decisions that foster development in all sectors of Knox County while being cognizant of property rights, property values, and environmental concerns.

Term 2003-2015

Contact Information:
3301 Curtis Lane
Knoxville, TN 37918
Home phone: 687-3804
Other phone: 789-1180

Jack served 27 years on the Knoxville City Council, including the past 14 years as vice mayor. A long-time Fountain City resident, he is retired from a family business related to drug stores and other retail goods. His goal is to encourage quality development which expands the tax base by creating jobs for citizens while maintaining our area's natural beauty and the integrity of neighborhoods.

Term 2008-2013
Contact Information:
Stowers Machinery Corporation
P.O. Box 14802
Knoxville, TN 37914

Wes is the Chairman/CEO of Stowers Machinery Corporation. A former U.S. Air Force pilot, he is a member of the Rotary Club and Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership Transportation Committee. He also serves on the board of directors for Home Federal Bank, Holston Gases, East Tennessee Economic Development Agency, East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association, Tennessee Road Builders Association and the Great Smoky Mountain Council of Boy Scouts. His goals are to apply common sense, protect property owners’ rights, ensure sustainable economic development and maintain the quality of life in the Knoxville area.

Term 2012-2016
Contact Information:
326 Taylor Road
Knoxville, TN 37920

Janice, a 25-year resident of South Knoxville, is President of Averra Media Corporation, a website development, multimedia, and custom programming company. Her business is a founding member of the Urban Wilderness Arts and Trade District and she serves as the group's treasurer. She is president of the South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association as well as their representative to the South Knoxville Neighborhood and Business Coalition. She is also a graduate of the CAC Community Leadership course. As a planning commissioner, her goal is to ensure that development is done responsibly with concern for the economy, neighborhoods, the environment and the scenic beauty of Knoxville and Knox County.

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November 25, 2013