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Tennessee Mainstreet Program, Interview with Kim Parks

June 16, 2018

There is a statewide movement going on to preserve and revitalize the Main Streets and town squares of Tennessee.   One of the prominent leaders in this effort in our guest Kim Parks,  Executive Director of Historic Lebanon, and Manager of the Lebanon Mainstreet  Program.    Kim and Mark discuss the  remarkable success this small city is having in bringing vintage buildings back into economically viable status.    Kim is one of about 3 dozen Mainstreet leaders in towns all across Tennessee.

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About Mark

Mark Thomas Fraley is a lawyer (now retired) in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Prior to starting law practice in 1987, Mark was active in the field of Parks and Recreation. He was the first Parks and Recreation Director for the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville Tennessee. He was the founding program administrator for the Parks and Recreation Technical Advisory Service (PARTAS) and served as Assistant Commissioner of Conservation and Director or Parks and Recreation for the State of Tennessee.

Education
University of Cincinnati, 1974, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
Nashville School of Law, 1983, Doctor of Jurisprudence

Licensure
License to Practice Law, Tennessee Supreme Court (1983) BPR# 10448
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (1987)
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1994)

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