Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) appointed new officers for the Board of Commissioners at its annual meeting May 25.
John Winemiller, a partner at intellectual property law firm, Merchant & Gould, will serve as chair. Winemiller was appointed to the board by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero in 2014 for a five-year term.
Bob Whetsel, retired City of Knoxville director of redevelopment, will serve as vice chair. He was appointed to the board by Rogero in 2016 for a five-year term.
Gloria Garner, a retired community organizer, was appointed treasurer. Following completion of a partial term beginning in 2016, Garner was reappointed by Rogero for a five-year term. Ben Bentley, KCDC executive director and CEO, serves as secretary.
Seven members of KCDC’s Board of Commissioners are appointed by the Knoxville mayor to oversee programs provided by the agency, including affordable public housing administration, redevelopment and rental assistance. Officers serve one-year terms in those positions on the board.
Other board members are: Bruce Anderson, vice president for legal services and general counsel at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital; Jacqueline Arthur, general manager of community food cooperative Three Rivers Market; KCDC resident commissioner Kimberly Hickman; and Daniel P. Murphy, professor of accounting at the University of Tennessee.
About Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation
Since 1936, KCDC has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville. KCDC’s mission is to improve and transform neighborhoods and communities by providing high-quality affordable housing, advancing development initiatives and fostering self-sufficiency. For more information, call 865-403-1100 or visit http://www.kcdc.org.