Interview With TRPA Fellow, Charlie Ellenburg

April 11, 2019

Over the past 40 years there has been a true revolution in the quality of Parks and Recreation Services available from local governments here in Tennessee. There are numerous people who have made significant contributions to that effort, however, Charlie Ellenburg has truly been at the forefront.  Today we interview Charlie about his career in Parks and Recreation and about his aim to bring professionalism to the delivery of leisure services in Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Region.

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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.

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

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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