Tweetsie Historic Trail Association: Tweetsie Trail News: JC Commission Sets Up Trail Advisory Board

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JC Commission Sets Up Trail Advisory Board

April 4, 2013


From the Johnson City Press:


Commissioners agreed on recommended appointments by Mayor Jeff Banyas to launch a Rails-to-Trails task force that will be charged with helping guide the start and completion of the $5.2 million, 10-mile trail between Johnson City and Elizabethton.

On March 21, Banyas emphasized the need to bring form a task force and to get private investors to help pay for construction.

“We need to let the group meet and set some goals and get organized,” he said Thursday. “I think that this group can help bring it together.”

The following names were unanimously approved:


  • Steve Darden, former commissioner and mayor;
  • Dr. Dan Schumaier, Johnson City business owner;
  • Ray Flynn, an avid runner;
  • Grant Summers, developer/builder;
  • Steve Frabitore, a Tupelo Honey stakeholder;
  • the city manager; mayor; vice mayor;
  • representatives not yet identified from the city of Elizabethton,


and possibly others as time goes by.

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