February 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
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
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
Gail Root has been appointed to the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy
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
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
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.