|May 20, 2013 - Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced today that the City of Knoxville in cooperation with The University of Tennessee will explore possibilities to enhance World's Fair Park as a center for cultural resources.
Mayor Rogero has appointed Bill Lyons, Deputy to the Mayor and Chief Policy Officer, to co-chair a working group with Jan Simek, Distinguished Professor of Science in the Anthropology Department at UT. The group, which will consist largely of World's Fair Park stakeholders, will determine feasibility and support of the concept.
The meetings will be open to the public.
Working Group Members
Co-Chairs: Bill Lyons and Jan Simek
Christi Branscom, Senior Director of Public Works, City of Knoxville
Jenny Banner, Community and UT Arts Supporter
Nick Cazana, Holiday Inn at World's Fair Park
David Butler, Knoxville Museum of Art
Scott Rabenold, University of Tennessee
Calvin MacLean, Clarence Brown Theatre
Becky Ashe, Knox County Schools
Mary Bogert, Knoxville Convention Center
Marianne Greene, The Foundry
Working Group Staff
Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC)
Jayne Burritt, Public Building Authority (PBA)
Joe Walsh, Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department
Chip Barry, City of Knoxville
Ashley Capps, AC Entertainment