McKinney Center Advisory Committee
The McKinney Center Advisory Committee was established by ordinance in 2014 by the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen as a means to encourage community support, advice, and input of the operation of the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School, and the offerings of Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts. The committee works with McKinney Center staff to develop and recommend operating policies and procedures that help ensure program participants receive the best possible instruction in the arts. The Advisory Committee also assists in the development of activities designed to use the arts and the McKinney Center as a way to build relationships and community.
The McKinney Center Advisory Committee also explores ways to interpret the history of the Booker T. Washington building, and the people who attended the school, while focusing on the McKinney family and their outstanding contribution to the quality of life of all residents of Jonesborough. The McKinney Center Advisory Committee is charged with discovering ways to increase the diversity of people who are planning and attending Town programs and activities, as well as promoting those activities. In order to help meet the mission and goals of the Center, the Advisory Committee assists with fundraising and revenue generating initiatives that will allow the Center’s programming to grow and be more sustainable.
Membership and Terms:
The Advisory Committee is made up of nine (9) members who serve three (3) year terms, except for one member from the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen whose term is contiguous with his or her term on the Town Board. Terms were initially staggered so no more than three members are up for re-appointment or replacement each year. The members are recommended by the Mayor and approved by Town Board. Anyone interested in being a member of the McKinney Center Advisory Committee is encouraged to speak with existing Committee member, Theresa Hammons – the McKinney Center Director, or to a member of the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
Current Members of the McKinney Center Advisory Committee:
- Heide Ehle
- Sue Shanks
- Karen Sullivan
- Michelle Treece
- Paul Braxton
- Sharon Squibb
- Pat Sheets
- Herman Jenkins
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ABOUT THE MCKINNEY CENTER
The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School is a multi-use facility providing arts education through Jonesborough's Mary B. Martin Program.