Planning Day 2016
Dozens of people from public and private entities joined forces to celebrate and demonstrate the National Community Planning Day event in Kingsport today. Mayor John Clark shared a highly supportive proclamation, Jane Henry addressed the far reaching impact of civic engagement from our local planning department, and Sherri Mosley facilitated the program and kept the presentations in order. Comments from Kingsport Development Services Director Lynn Tully recognized the support of elected officials, combined efforts of several city departments, and praised Planning Department staff for community enhancing work. A walking tour downtown featured the new parklet located at Broad Street and Main Street, as well as, several on street demonstrations of how planning impacts policy and infrastructure resulting in vibrant place making with functional and healthy elements. The importance of Celebrate Community Planning Day was raised when a participant shared that an existing plan for a new parklet would change to include concepts discussed and observed at today’s event.