City officials will discuss the Magnolia Corridor and its streetscape plans at the May membership meeting of Town Hall East, set for today (5/14) at 7 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 4904 Asheville Highway.
Dawn Michelle Foster, director of redevelopment for the city of Knoxville, and Bryan Berry will speak.
Town Hall will vote on new officers and board members, said outgoing president Doug Toppenberg. Also rotating off the board are past president Jeff Petrick, treasurer Desiree Folger, secretary Brenda Brooks and board member Mimi Meredith.
Nominated for the upcoming year are:
- David Lee, president. He’s currently the vice president and is a retired UT faculty member (German) who has lived in Holston Hills since 1970.
- Sharon Davis, vice president. She currently serves on the Town Hall East board. A Realtor with Hammontree Real Estate, she has held various offices in THE including two terms as president. She heads the parks committee and was active in the effort to establish Tank Strickland Park.
- Kim Raia, secretary. Raia is an environmental consultant for UT’s Institute for Public Service, where she works with counties and organizations throughout East Tennessee as part of the Institute’s County Technical Assistance Service.
- Rachel Ray Honeycutt, treasurer. She is a Realtor with Trotta Montgomery Real Estate, who has recently moved to Holston Hills. She is a board member for Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee and has two children, one currently attending Knox County Schools.
- Clint Waddell, board member, is a project manager at Partners Development, a real estate development firm that performs its own at-risk projects as well as owners’ representative/project management services in the commercial, industrial, institutional and higher education sectors. Before moving with his wife and three children to Holston Hills, he served as president and vice president of the Park Place Homeowners Association in the Park Ridge Community.
- Sam McKenzie, board member, is an operations manager for ORNL. From 2008-2016 he served on the Knox County Commission as the representative from District 1.
- Kim Trent, board member, has recently stepped down after 15 years as executive director of Knox Heritage, where she distinguished herself as a strong supporter of historic preservation. She is currently working as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker and as an independent consultant through her firm Kim Trent Preservation Strategies.