The Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance (MNWA) has a new executive director taking the helm of the organization this month -- former Greene County Road Superintendent J.C. Jones.
Jones, a Greene County native, served as county highway superintendent from 1990 to 2006, when he was defeated by current-Superintendent David Weems.
During that time, he supervised paving, drainage, bridge construction and other projects, in addition to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation permits, Tennessee Valley Authority permits and water-quality grants, according to MNWA Chairman Wayne Hughes.
Jones also owned Jones Construction, through which he completed grading and drainage projects for the Tennessee and Virginia departments of transportation.
He is the current president of the Tennessee Highway Officials Association.
In addition to education at Walters State Community College, he received a certified public administrator degree from the University of Tennessee.
Jones is a member of the Greene County Military Honor Guard, the Greene County Partnership, Greeneville Masonic Lodge No. 3, American Legion and Jericho Shrine Center.
The MNWA Board of Directors also created a new technical coordinator position, which the board granted to Christopher Livesay.
This position will provide technical support in specific aspects of grant-writing, Hughes said.
This is a part-time position in which Livesay will only perform duties as needed at the request of either Jones or the governing board.
Livesay was involved in the original formation of the MNWA from March to December 2007 before joining the Tennessee Valley Authority as a contractor.
He has since worked for Comcare and is now with Frontier Health, Hughes said.
Livesay has a bachelor of science degree in Wildlife and Fishery Science from UT, with an emphasis in Natural Resource Management.
He is familiar with water-quality grants and related programs, and has worked with local, private water-quality improvement projects.