Live Music Is Back In Jonesborough

Join us for Music on the Square and Brews and Tunes this summer. We have great musical guest and food trucks from all over the Tri-Cities coming to downtown Jonesborough!

Lear more about Music on the Square: HERE

Learn More about Brews and Tunes: HERE

Shell Road intermittent road closure

Shell Road will be undergoing road and drainage improvements over the next several weeks.  Workers may be present in the roadway between the hours of 7 -5.   Residential traffic will be allowed to and from their respective streets, although portions of Shell Road will be ‘closed’ during certain times.  The traffic pattern will be modified at times, causing traffic to enter from a different end of Shell Road than they are accustomed to, but residential traffic and emergency traffic will be accommodated.  ‘Pass thru’ traffic from outside town limits is strongly encouraged to seek alternative routes during this time.  Shell Road will officially be closed to thru traffic during this work.  Workers will be present in the roadway trying to accomplish these improvements.  Please be mindful of these ongoing improvements and plan ahead.

Job Openings

Would you like to work for the Town of Jonesborough? View our current job openings here.

Baked Goods Donations Needed for the Senior Center Craft Fair

Saturday October 23, 2021

The senior center is asking for any members that are able and willing to donate BAKED GOODS for the Craft Fair.

This is a great source of fundraising for the Senior Center. Simply make your favorite baked good item(s) to help us out; as the senior center gets all proceeds from this bake sale. Volunteers, and some advisory board members will man the table to sell the items to our vendors and guests who attend the Craft Fair. 

Please sign up at the front desk with the list of items you will be preparing and then return to the center by 2:00pm on Friday 10/22. 

The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen Called Meeting

The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in a Called Meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will take place in the Board Room at Town Hall, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN. 

Meeting agenda can be found HERE

Accompanying documents can be found Here: [1] [2] [3]

If you need additional information, please call 423.753.1030.

Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Washington County School Board Joint Meeting

The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Washington County School Board will meet in a Joint Session on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. at the Washington County Department of Education, 405 West College Street, Jonesborough, TN.  The purpose of the meeting is discussion concerning the Design Review of the new Jonesborough K-8 School.  

Jonesborough Planning Commission Meeting

The Jonesborough Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will meet in regular session at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in the Board Room at the Town Hall, 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, TN.

Meeting agenda can be found HERE

Jonesborough UMC Live Dessert Auction

WHEN 

Sept 19, 2021 

6pm, Silent Auction ends @ 7:30 

LIVE DESSERT AUCTION 

WHERE 

Jonesborough UMC 

211 W. Main St Jonesborough, TN 

423-753-3942 

ALL ARE WELCOME! PROCEEDS GO TO THE 

RENOVATIONS ON THE CENTER ON 2ND 

COMMUNITY BUILDING. THERE WILL BE FREE DESSERTS FOR THOSE ATTENDING.

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY 

“TALL COUNTRY” 

Town of Jonesborough Proclamation Suicide Prevention Awareness Month September 2021

WHEREAS, suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a family and a community can experience, with more than 1100 lives lost in Tennessee each year and an estimated 25 attempted suicides for each suicide death; and   

WHEREAS, suicide is the 9th-leading cause of all deaths in Tennessee, the second-leading cause of death among youth ages of 10 to 14 as well as young adults ages 25-34 and the third leading cause for children ages 15-24; and

WHEREAS, more than three lives a day are lost to suicide in Tennessee, which means we lose 21 Tennesseans each week and 97 people per month; and

WHEREAS, Tennessee veterans, active-duty military, and National Guardsmen face a disproportionate risk as compared to the general population, with more dying from suicide than combat; and

WHEREAS, public awareness of this tragic problem is the key to preventing further suffering and loss of life; and the risk for human self-destruction can be reduced through awareness, education and treatment as the highest risk for suicide is among the survivors of those who died by suicide or those who have attempted suicide; and 

WHEREAS, suicide prevention has been declared a state priority by the Governor; and the Tennessee Legislature has declared teen suicide prevention as a state priority in partnership with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network to implement the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention; and 

WHEREAS, Tennessee is a national leader in the effort to prevent suicide, being one of the first states to develop a suicide prevention and evaluation plan covering the lifespan; and 

WHEREAS, the Governor of Tennessee has appointed a Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council to coordinate the implementation of the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention; and 

WHEREAS, the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is a grassroots collaboration of Tennesseans and organizations working to eliminate the stigma of suicide, educate the community about the warning signs of suicide, and ultimately reduce the rate of suicide in our state; and 

WHEREAS, every member of our community should understand that throughout life’s struggles we all need occasional reminder that we are all silently fighting our own battles; and

WHEREAS, we encourage all Tennesseans to take the time to inquire as to the wellbeing of their family, friends, and to genuinely convey their appreciation for their existence by any gesture they deem appropriate.  A simple phone call, message, handshake, or hug can go a long way towards helping someone realize that suicide is not the answer; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Chuck Vest, Mayor, in behalf of the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen do hereby proclaim September 2021 as SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and do urge all citizens to work to prevent suicide and to raise awareness and tolerance around all people affected by this tragedy.

July Employee of The Month – William Russell

As we all know, Jonesborough Parks and Recreation is typically hard at work during the spring and summer months.  With the athletic programs, water park and miles of green spaces and parks we are tasked with attending to, it is an extremely tough task to keep all things in the shape we expect here in Jonesborough.  It is with this in mind that I would like to recognize Beebo and his hard work and dedication.  His work ethic and drive are second to none.  He puts in countless extra hours to ensure our town has the best possible aesthetic. When you factor in our department is responsible for the upkeep of, 9 parks, the grounds downtown and the multiple outlying green spaces, it really makes you appreciate what a valuable asset Beebo is to our town. Over the last two weeks, we have been focused on the long and difficult task of cleaning up the 11E medians, which are visible to all who visit Jonesborough.  Beebo was the driving force in getting these 13 medians back in shape and ready for the crowds we are expecting for Jonesborough Days.  Without his presence, we would not have been able to complete this important project to level at which it sits.  Beebo is without a doubt one of the hardest working individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  Plus, when you factor in his willingness to interact as an ambassador for Jonesborough with passersby, coworkers and the public in general, you can easily see why our department holds him in such high regard. It is for the reasons, and the countless others that I proudly nominate William Beebo Russell as Employee of The Month for the Town of Jonesborough. 

Thank you, William “Beebo” Russell! You are appreciated!