Mayor's Board Appointments for September 2014

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Mayor's Board Appointments for September 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014
October 3, 2014 - Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero made the following board appointments in September:

Rick Emmett, appointed to the Public Property Naming Committee.

Emmett is the Downtown Coordinator in the City of Knoxville's Department of Policy and Redevelopment. His term on the Public Property Naming Committee runs through Sept. 1, 2016.

The Public Property Naming Committee was created to develop standards and processes for attaching names to public rights of way and significant public properties owned by the City. 

Daniel Odle, appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Odle serves as a commercial real-estate broker and development project manager with Conversion Properties Inc. He is a member of Knox Heritage, City People, the Old City Association, the Knoxville Real Estate Association and the Central Business Improvement District Development Committee. Odle graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography. He is filling the unexpired term of Glenn Campbell, and his term runs through Dec. 31, 2018.

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears appeals of denials of building permits by the city's Building Inspections Department. An applicant can appeal the denial when the applicant can request a variance from zoning ordinance requirements or the denial may represent an error in interpretation of City Code.

John Winemiller, appointed to Knoxville's Community Development Corporation.

Winemiller is a member of Merchant & Gould's litigation team in the Knoxville office. In addition to intellectual property litigation, Winemiller's practice includes commercial litigation, securities, contractual, real estate and employment disputes. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Winemiller received a Master's Degree and PhD in Music and Theory from the University of Chicago, where he taught before joining the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His term runs through June 30, 2019.

Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) is the public agency responsible for administering affordable public housing and rental assistance programs for qualifying citizens. In addition, the authority serves as the City's redevelopment agency in specially designated areas of Knoxville. It is governed by a seven-member board that is appointed by the Mayor. 

Douglas J. Lawyer, appointed to the Knoxville Transportation Authority.

Lawyer is the Vice President of Economic Development at the Knoxville Chamber. In 2012, he received his Certified Economic Developer designation from the International Economic Development Council. Lawyer has served as Chair of the Tennessee Economic Partnership, Tennessee Economic Development Council and on the City of Knoxville Transportation and Mobility Task Force. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Political Science from Wittenberg University, and a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Tennessee. In addition, Lawyer is in the Leadership Knoxville class of 2015. He is filling the unexpired term of Archie Ellis, which expires Dec. 31, 2014, and will continue to serve a full four-year term. Lawyer's term will expire on Dec. 31, 2018.

The Knoxville Transportation Authority serves as the policy-making board for all for-hire intra-city passenger transportation services, including bus transit service, taxicabs and private for-hire transportation services.