June 22, 2006 - A committee of stakeholders
in the Broadway/Fifth Avenue Corridor will have its first meeting
at noon Thursday at the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building.
Mayor Bill Haslam appointed the committee after City Council approved
allocating federal funding to help renovate the former Fifth Avenue
Motel into apartments for homeless individuals. The committee will
meet monthly with City staff to discuss issues ranging from neighborhood
safety to the design of new buildings within the corridor.
"People who live and work in the neighborhood have valid
issues, but the missions are also doing important work in helping
people turn their lives around and become productive citizens,"
Mayor Haslam stated. "This committee is a way to work together
to address issues in a positive manner and create solutions."
Dr. Bill Lyons, the City's senior director for policy development,
will serve as the chairman. Chris Woodhull will represent City Council.
Other members include:
Major Alderson, Salvation Army; Penny Baxter, Old North Knoxville
Neighborhood; Capt. Gordon Catlett, Knoxville Police Department;
Dick Coffey, Dixie Kitchens; Mike Dunthorn, City Community Development;
Duane Grieve, Emory Place; Mark Hipshire, Fort Sanders Neighborhood;
Judy Holder, City People; Renee Kesler, City Community Development;
Patrick McInturff, 4th and Gill Neighborhood; Rev. J. Stephen Misenheimer,
St. John's Lutheran Church; Alvin Nance, KCDC; David Nix, Park Ridge
Neighborhood; Dr. Roger Nooe, Knoxville/Knox County Ten-Year Plan
to End Chronic Homelessness; Grant Rosenberg, Knox County Community
Services; Burt Rosen, Knox Area Rescue Ministries; and Ginny Weatherstone,
Volunteer Ministry Center.