FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
From: Mary Ellen Miller
February 17, 2023
Washington County Planning Department Hosts Joint Training Session with County, Town of Jonesborough, Oﬃcials
(Jonesborough, Tenn.) — For the ﬁrst time ever, Washington County and Jonesborough planning officials gathered for a joint training session at the Historic Washington County Courthouse February 15. A total of 22 people attended the joint training on topics required for their continuing education. Washington County Planning Director Angie Charles said she was pleased with the turnout and interaction throughout the session. “It was nice to see the cooperation between the two jurisdictions,” she said. “This should assist in regard to their roles and responsibilities as commissioners.”
“I really enjoyed it and appreciate the effort and all of the work put into bringing us together,” said Roger Verran, member of the Washington County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
Officials discussed the region’s tremendous growth with Washington County Commissioner Freddie Malone noting that “we do not want growth to be a four-letter word in Washington County.” Jonesborough Town Administrator Glenn Rosenoff said that growth in the past two years is running approximately 16%, so training sessions like this are important. He said that growth in the past two years equates to the entire ten-year period of 2010-2020.
To assess their knowledge, attendees took part in an interactive game of “Jeopardy” at the end of the training session. Attendees will receive three hours of continuing education credits. Per state law, all Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals members are required to complete four hours of training annually.
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