• First CELEBRATION OF VETERANS held on November 4.
  • First ROCKIN' THE CREEK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES opened with a performance by GRITS on June 9
  • First MOVIES ON MAIN event held May 19 with a showing of The Secret Life of Pets
  • Opened MOSSY CREEK STATION with a community-wide dedication ceremony and flag raising on April 25
  • Hosted a CO.STARTERS workshop to equip current and prospective small business owners
  • At the request of Mossy Creek Foundation, City Council voted to name the new festival park in the Historic Mossy Creek District MOSSY CREEK STATION


  • Community Engagement committee created to raise community awareness of downtown needs and opportunities
  • Nominated the Old City Hall for inclusion in the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance Endangered Eight list
  • Festival Park plan presented to City Council with request for partial funding; request approved
  • Property assessments and recruiting of potential investors (ongoing)
  •  Jefferson City’s Old City Hall/Masonic Lodge named to the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance Endangered 8 list
  • Received $5,000 Creative Placemaking Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission
  • Broke ground on Festival Park on July 19
  • Mossy Creek Foundation awarded the 2016 East Tennessee Preservation Award by the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance


  • City Council approved historic district overlay
  • Facade grant applications requested; 5 historic district property owners accepted grants. Design committee assisted property owners with project design and applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA)
  • COAs issued by Historic Zoning Commission; facade improvements began
  • Jefferson City awarded Certified Local Government status by Tennessee Historical Commission
  • Assisted in forming a downtown owners group to support and encourage property and business owners in the Historic Mossy Creek District
  • Began conducting inventory of downtown properties (occupancy, condition, etc.) and attempting to pair available properties with potential investors


  • Mossy Creek Foundation applied for a $25,000 State of Tennessee Community Development Block Grant for commercial facade improvements
  • Design committee created to work with property owners and assist in writing design guidelines for Historic Mossy Creek District
  • Mossy Creek Foundation received facade grant
  • Historic Zoning Commission approved design guidelines


  • City Council established an Historic Zoning Commission
  • Mossy Creek Foundation received 501(c)(3) non-profit designation
  • City Council accepted donation of property from Frank & Elizabeth Brown and allocated $75,000 for a downtown festival park
  • City Council allowed funds allocated for the park to be used as leverage for a matching grant; grant was not received


  • Celebrated opening of The Creek Cafe
  • Mossy Creek Foundation applied for 501(c)(3) status
  • Sponsored a downtown Farmers Market


  • Mayoral Proclamation recognizing importance of Tennessee Downtowns Program
  • Town hall meeting and presentation of master plan for downtown; funded through Tennessee Downtowns grant
  • Website developed
  • Supported first Christmas in the City event


  • Jefferson City’s downtown chosen as one of only four locations in East Tennessee to participate in the state’s inaugural Tennessee Downtowns Program; grant awarded for revitalization efforts