Planning and Zoning

PLANNING AND ZONING

John Chlarson, Public Works Consultant, MTAS
605 Airways Blvd., Suite 109, Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 425-4785 | john.chlarson@tennessee.edu


Jackson IPS Office Manager Secretary, Tennessee Stormwater AssociationFormer Education Co-Chair,Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works AssociationFormer Branch President, West Tennessee Branch, Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works AssociationB.S., Civil Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1983John Chlarson has over 30 years’ experience in a wide variety of engineering applications, having worked for government, industry, and private consulting. He established and ran a materials testing laboratory approved by the Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy.  He has also been the engineer in responsible charge for engineering offices for firms in both Tennessee and Kentucky. Mr. Chlarson was also a City Engineer, responsible, among other things, for a comprehensive Storm Water Management Program.  He has had extensive experience in the design, review, and implementation of storm water control structures and measures.John Chlarson was the lead in MTAS’s role as the prime contractor for the Tennessee Department of Environments and Conservation’s  EPA Construction Stormwater Initiative Grant to develop selection criteria and training programs for stormwater Qualified Local Programs. John assisted Robert Haley, (former) Assistant Manager of the Permit Section of the Division of Water Pollution Control, in developing Tennessee’s first Phase II Permit and NOI, and the Annual Report.  John also worked with Sidney J. Hemsley, J.D., in co-authoring a statewide Model Stormwater Ordinance and a statewide Model Stormwater Utility Ordinance for municipalities in the State of Tennessee.  John has also assisted in the presentation of several previous Phase II classes across the State of Tennessee.  He is actively involved in monitoring developments in the NPDES Phase II permit regulations, and is the lead contact on Phase II for the Municipal Technical Advisory Service.

Dana Deem, Municipal Management Consultant, MTAS
605 Airways Blvd., Suite 109, Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 425-4782 | dana.deem@tennessee.edu


Dana grew up in the Washington DC. area.  After high school he enlisted in the Air Force and served 21 years, living overseas in the Philippines and Germany.  After the Air Force he went to work for the City of McKenzie, Tennessee as their City recorder and Finance Director.  Before joining the IPS staff in 2010, Dana served the City of Clifton, Tennessee as their City Manager.

Misty DePriest, Resource Program Manager, CIS
193C Polk Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210
(931) 626-5321 | misty.depriest@tennessee.edu


Misty serves as Resource Program Manager for the CIS Nashville office..

Keith Groves, Solutions Consultant, CIS
193C Polk Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210
(731) 425-4779 | keith.groves@tennessee.edu


Keith Groves, Resource Program Manager, joined the UT Center for Industrial Services in March of 2005. Prior to joining the CIS, Keith worked in retail sales for 11 years and in manufacturing for 16 years. During the 16 years in manufacturing, he became involved in Lean Manufacturing and has worked extensively in Lean Manufacturing since 1995. In 2011, Lean for Government was a program implemented in State Government to focus on improving processes and to train state employees on Lean Methodologies; Keith has been the core deliverer for this process.

Ronnie Neill, Municipal Management Consultant, MTAS
7777 Walnut Grove Road, Suite A-1, Box 14, Memphis, TN 38120-2130
(901) 412-2121 | ronnie.neill@tennessee.edu


Ronnie Neill has been a Management Consultant with the University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) in West Tennessee since 1993. The cities that he serves in West Tennessee are in Tipton, Shelby, Hardeman, McNairy, and Hardin counties. In addition to his role as a management consultant, he also serves as the Secretary of the Tennessee Public Risk Management Association, a statewide association of city and county public risk managers.Ronnie’s career began in Fayette County as a Youth Services officer for the Fayette County Juvenile Court. In1978 he was elected City Recorder for the City of Somerville where he served as full-time administrative officer, Treasurer, and City Judge. He later served as County Manager/ Loan Officer for First Tennessee Production Credit Association where he managed the Fayette County Office with a volume of 14 million dollars in agricultural loans. He was owner and broker for West Tennessee Realty for 10 years prior to joining MTAS.In 1984, he won election as an Alderman for the Town of Somerville, where he served on the Public Works Committee, the Budget/Finance Committee and the Public Safety Committee. Ronnie was elected Mayor of Somerville in 1986 and reelected in 1988. He currently serves on the Somerville Board of Mayor and Alderman as the Vice-mayor.Ronnie has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Tennessee, Martin.

  Kim Raia, Environmental GIS Consultant, CTAS
1610 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 974-6434 | kim.raia@tennessee.edu


Kim serves as Environmental GIS Consultant for the CTAS Knoxville office.

Honna Rogers, Municipal Management Consultant, MTAS
744 McCallie Avenue, Suite 502, Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 634-0849 | honna.rogers@tennessee.edu


Honna Rogers grew up in Northeast Georgia.  She graduated from Piedmont College in Demorest, GA with a Bachelors of History degree and from the University of Tennessee with a Masters in Public Administration.  She previously worked for the City of Sevierville and as a Post Graduate Management Fellow with UT-MTAS.  While at MTAS she worked with the cities of Cleveland, Athens, East Ridge, and Signal Mountain and the SE TN Development District and the Athens Utility Board.  Honna spent five years as the Town Manager of Signal Mountain, TN before returning to UT-MTAS.  Honna and her husband, Joshua, reside in Signal Mountain with their son Parker.

Andre Temple, Solutions Consultant, CIS
605 Airways Boulevard, Suite 109, Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 423-3710 | andre.temple@tennessee.edu


Andre serves as Solutions Consultant for the CIS Jackson office.