Interview With Kitty Frazier, TRPA Fellow, Parks and Recreation Director, Kingsport

December 10, 2021

Our guest today, Kitty Frazier, has truly been a pioneer in the field of Parks and Recreation Administration here in Tennessee.  Kitty served as the first Parks and Recreation Director for historic Jonesborough before moving to her current post in Kingsport. She was the first women to hold a municipal directors position in Tennessee.

Kitty and her department in Kingsport have won numerous awards for excellence over her tenure there. She  was awarded the TRPA Fellow designation in 1993 and has recently been selected for membership in the prestigious American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration.

We speak with Kitty about  her  career and life experiences


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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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