The city’s greenway commission is back at it. The group will perform an advisory role, and have no direct oversight or financial control for the city’s greenways, staff in the mayor’s office said.
From a release:
Mayor Madeline Rogero today announced the reorganization of the City of Knoxville Greenways Commission, an advisory board that has been inactive for the past several years. After receiving nominations from members of City Council, Mayor Rogero appointed 20 members to the Commission, including 12 community representatives and eight
professional staff representatives.
“In the past, the Greenways Commission has provided valuable guidance and advocacy for the construction and growth of the City greenways system,” Mayor Rogero said. “I look forward to working with the new board members, and I know they will vigorously challenge us to continue the City’s commitment to expand our network of greenways throughout Knoxville parks and neighborhoods.”
The Greenways Commission will be responsible for upholding and building upon the existing Knoxville/Knox County Park, Recreation and Greenway Plan, and promoting the development of new greenways and the maintenance of existing greenways. They will provide advice and feedback to City staff, including Parks and Greenways Coordinator Lori Goerlich. An initial meeting is planned for February, at a date to be announced.