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Interview With TRPA Fellow, Larry Zehnder

October 30, 2020

Our guest today, Larry Zehnder, has spent the last 40 years pursuing excellence as a Parks and Recreation leader.  Starting with his training at Clemson University and continuing with stints at Athens Tennessee, Charleston South Carolina and Norfolk Virginia, he has recently retired as Parks and Recreation Director for Chattanooga Tennessee.  Larry played an important role in the revitalization of Chattanooga including the popular Riverfront Park.  We talk about his long career and about the importance of Parks and Recreation to the vitality of  our cities.

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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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