Parks and Recreation Community Input Survey

The Town of Jonesborough’s Parks and Recreation Department needs your input.  They are compiling information from residents for the department’s Five Year Work Plan to outline the department’s initiatives and goals for the next five years.  The Plan will provide direction to the Department in order to meet the current and future park and recreation needs of the community. Share your opinion by completing our survey.



New Water Line

The Jonesborough Water Department will be installing a new water line from Oak Grove Road to 3rd Avenue down Main Street starting Monday, July 12. Main Street will be open for traffic, however there will be lane changes from Oak Grove to 3rd Avenue. Traffic will be held for short periods. The work will hopefully be completed by Monday, August 2.

Thank you for your patience.

For additional information please call Jonesborough Town Hall at 423.753.1040.

WCJCAS Not Accepting Cats At This Time

As of noon today, the WCJCAS informed the Jonesborough’s Animal Control Department, that they are full on cats, and could no longer accept any trapped cats that were brought to their facility. If you find or trap a cat that need to be taken to a shelter, please contact the other local shelters in the area to see if they can take the animal in. We will make a follow up announcement as soon as they start accepting cats again.

Congrats to Officer Zeigler!

Congrats to Officer Zeigler! He is one of Jonesborough Police Department’s newest recruits, and was recently honored with the top Academic award and Leadership award at the Regional Law Enforcement Academy.


Town of Jonesborough Advertising For Proposal



Sealed RFP’s for Construction Manager/General Contractor for the New Jonesborough School [RFP # 1-2021], will be received by the Town of Jonesborough, Town Administrator at 123 Boone Street, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659 until 4:00 PM EDT, on July 7, 2021.  RFP’s received after that time will not be considered. A MANDATORY pre-proposal conference is set for June 15, 2021 at 2:00PM EDT at the Jonesborough Visitor Center, 117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659.

Work shall include, but not be limited to: This project scope is for site preparation and construction of a 2-story school of approximately 140,000 sf to accommodate up to 1100 PreK – 8th Grade students.

You may download from this page  or call 423-753-1030 to request a proposal package.

The Town of Jonesborough reserves the right to reject any and all RFP’s, to waive informalities, and to accept the response that is judged to be in the best interest of the Town. The Town of Jonesborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The information is divided into two portions and these are large files so they may take a few minutes to download.

If you need any additional information please call 423.753.1030.


USDA Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants

Program is to provide loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or provides grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards. More info: HERE

Jonesborough Days Festival – July 3rd & 4th

It is time to celebrate Jonesborough!!  The planning and preparations for our annual Jonesborough Days Festival have begun. We are currently  accepting applications for Craft and Food Vendors as well as applications for the Parade: HERE    More festival information coming soon!

May 2021 Employee of the Month – Ron Gillenwater

Ron Gillenwater was named Employee of the Month for May 2021. Ron provides daily maintenance and facility upkeep at the Visitors Center, Garage facilities, downtown restrooms, Gillespie Building and the town gym/recreation building. He is also solely responsible for all set ups and take downs of private and community/committee rentals in the auditorium and community rooms at the Visitors Center as well as set up/clean up of community events that are held at the Visitors Center. With rental set ups, it can require Ron to work on Saturdays and Sundays, sometimes working seven days a week and being back at 7am on Monday morning. He is also very familiar with working nights and weekends throughout the year to help out when additional assistance is needed during large town events, such as Jonesborough Days, Chocolate Fest and the National Storytelling Festival.

Over the past year with the COVID pandemic, Ron has worked double time in keeping our essential workers healthy while on the job. During this time, he maintained a schedule of sanitizing shared and public spaces that helped us keep our workforce present and our offices and buildings clean.

Ron is the type of person that will arrive early and stay late in order to ensure that a job has been completed, not just completed but done well. He continually goes above and beyond his job duties and tasks, and always with a smile on his face. He is the first person to jump in and offer assistance when help is needed. Ron always maintains a positive attitude with coworkers and Town of Jonesborough staff at the various facilities in which he provides maintenance. He keeps our facilities in “tip top” shape for staff and visitors. The Visitors Center welcomes many guests to Tennessee’s Oldest Town through their doors and they are always receiving feedback about the cleanliness of the facility and its restrooms. Ron is also great to help out with the maintenance of other town facilities when staff have had to be out, and he does so with no strain to any of his full-time duties.

Ron is a valued member of our team and well-deserving of the honor of Employee of the Month.

Thank you, Ron Gillenwater! You are appreciated!