Mayor Haslam Announces Board Appointees

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Mayor Haslam Announces Board Appointees

Posted: 02/28/2007
Mayor Bill Haslam has announced the appointment or reappointment of several Knoxville citizens to city boards. The city has more than 60 boards, commissions and committees designed to provide public input from residents to different city agencies. Those appointed recently include: Clifford L. Beach Jr., has been reappointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Mr. Beach is a senior attorney with the Tennessee Valley Authority's Office of General Counsel. He is a 1987 University of Tennessee graduate and a 1991 Vanderbilt University law graduate and was with the Knoxville office of Bass, Berry & Sims, before joining TVA. Mr. Beach currently serves on the board of the University Club Swim Team and as vice president of the Kingston Pike/Sequoyah Hills Neighborhood Association. The Board of Zoning Appeals is a five-member board that hears appeals from denials of building permits.Thomas "Tank" Strickland has been reappointed to the Community Television Board of Directors.Mr. Strickland is a graduate of Austin East High School and the University of Tennessee where he was president of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and a founder of UT's Black Alumni Association.A longtime community activist who has served in numerous civic organizations, Mr. Strickland is a Knox County Commissioner. He is also Director of Community Relations for the City of Knoxville and is special assistant to Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam.The 11-member board of directors oversees Community Television of Knoxville, which provides and manages non-commercial and non-profit community programming service to cable television in Knoxville and Knox County.

Gail Root has been appointed to the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council.Ms. Root is the vice president for program development for Second Harvest Food Bank where she has worked for a number of years. She is also an active member of the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, which helps to coordinate planning among voluntary organizations responding to help the victims of various disasters.The food policy council is an 11-member body consisting of five members who are appointed by Knoxville's mayor and six members who are appointed by the Knox County mayor. The council monitors and evaluates Knoxville's food system in terms of costs, availability and accessibility among other factors.Kim McClamroch has been appointed to the Knoxville-Knox County Animal Welfare Board.Ms. McClamroch is a past chair of the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Downtown YMCA and has served on the Executive committees of the Metropolitan YMCA, East Tennessee Foundation, Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation, and is on the Board of Directors of Leadership Knoxville. A member of the Junior League Community Advisory Council and advisory board of WUOT-FM she has worked as a wellness programmer, marketing services developer and was a partner in Woodland Concept, a nonprofit sales and promotional services firm.The 11-member Animal Welfare Board directs a non-profit corporation jointly established by Knoxville and Knox County to oversee the day-to-day activities of the Young-Williams Animal Center.David D. Massey has been reappointed to the Better Building Board.Mr. Massey is executive director of KORRnet, East Tennessee's community information network and was previously editor of a national publication covering the coal industry.An Atlanta native who graduated from Emory University Mr. Massey has been active in civil affairs in Knoxville for many years. He has served as president of the Fourth & Gill Neighborhood Organization and as co-chair of the Alliance for Incinerator Review among other activities.

The five-member Better Building Board starts actions to force property owners to make repairs and comply with city codes or to demolish unfit structures if necessary.Carolyn Bryant has been appointed to the Wrecker Services Commission.Ms. Bryant is development officer for the Knox Housing Partnership where her responsibilities include maintaining its fundraising activities.A HUD-certified instructor for FirstHome Homebuyer Education classes and a THDA-certified homebuyer educator Ms. Bryant serves on numerous community boards including those of Nine Counties. One Vision. She also served on the Just Ask 211 Board and the Pellissippi State Community College Foundation.Ms. Bryant is a member of Leadership Knoxville and is studying organizational management at Tusculum College.The five-member Wrecker Services Commission monitors compliance of the city's wrecker services contract.