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Susan F. Reid Valued Partner Awardees Announced

Updated: Sep 21, 2021


Each year, the First Tennessee Development District honors individuals who have either championed a project or program that has impacted their community or the region with the Susan F. Reid Valued Partner Award. Named for the former executive director of the FTDD, Susan Reid, the Award symbolizes her commitment to not only the District’s work, but the important role that local partnerships strengthen and grow the region.


This year, the FTDD has chosen 11 individuals who impacted two separate and worthwhile projects in Northeast Tennessee.




They include:


Nancy Barker, Rogersville-Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce

In light of the longstanding, and exceeding productive relationship that exists between Ms. Nancy Barker and the staff of the FTDD, we find her a worthy recipient of the Susan F. Reid Valued Partner Award. For well over 15 years, Nancy has exemplified the decisive, inclusive, and forward-thinking leadership required to complete transformational projects in the Town of Rogersville and to the benefit of all of Hawkins County. These include working in partnership with her and other stakeholders on a major renovation of the Hale Springs Inn, the downtown sidewalk renovation project, a downtown façade grant project that renovated four properties, a historic preservation grant for the roof replacement on St. Mark's Church and the Powell Law Office. As Executive Director of the Rogersville-Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce, she has a passion for downtown, Rogersville, and Hawkins County and works hard to improve each.


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