From the President's Desk
Someone once said, “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” I think we all could agree that we could use the title from the 1977 album, Long Strange Trip, by the Grateful Dead as the theme for 2020. Yet, the experiences of these long and strange trips create challenges that ultimately, we learn from and make us better. This is especially true of the GCP team in 2020. 

Despite the challenges, one in particular, COVID, the GCP with YOUR support and assistance, had a good year. We could not have succeeded without YOU and so again, we say THANK YOU! We are excited about the new year and the new programs and events that we have planned. Mask up and TOGETHER we can have a great 2021!

Events Hosted
  • Sundown on Depot
  • Depot St. Farmers Market
  • Mural Reveal
  • Small Business Grant
  • Jobs 4 Greene Virtual Talent Exchange
  • Shop Small Greene
  • Virtual Iris Walk
  • Graduation Celebration
  • Member Breakfast at Tusculum University
  • Legislative Breakfast
  • 1st Congressional Debate
  • Census Ambassadors
  • 26th Annual GCP Shoot-Out Play As You Can Edition
  • Virtual Jingle Mingle

GCP Retail Launch
The Greene County Partnership is proud to introduce our newest lineup of Greeneville themed merchandise. Our new selection of retail items include mugs, hats, shirts and garden flags. We also have a “Greetings from Greene” set available which includes a postcard, mug, glass, and magnet.

Merchandise can be purchased by visiting the Partnership offices at 115 Academy Street or by calling 423-638-4111.
Thank you to all of our sponsors for the

Events Hosted:
  • Coping with COVID Business Workshop
  • Wings & Wheels on the Greene
  • Sharkation
  • Virtual Tours Greeneville
  • "We're Open" campaign
Keep Greene Beautiful
Leadership Greene County
Class of 2020: 24 members
Class of 2021: 23 members

Youth Leadership & Youth Council
2019-20 Youth Leadership Graduates: 43 members
2020-21 Graduates: 23 members

2019-20 Youth Council Graduates: 97 members
2020-21 Graduates: 23 members

Total Volunteer Hours: 4,486

Thank you Walmart Supply Chain for awarding the Greene County Youth Leadership with a $2,000 check from their "Miles for Education" Program. Miles for Education is a Walmart program in which the safe miles that truck drivers accumulate within a certain period of time are added and a percentage is donated to education. This money will help with monthly program trips!

Pictured: Brian Bragdon, Walmart Supply Chain’s General Transportation Manager and Jennifer Wilder, Youth Leadership Director.
Economic and Workforce Development
Now hiring, Greene County.

Three hundred plus jobs are available in Greene County. Have a job you need promoted? Know someone looking for employment? Contact Christy Potts at or call 423.638.4111.

Visit our virtual talent exchange at VTE.

Member Announcements
Community Survey
The East Tennessee State University Applied Social Research Lab is conducting a survey on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). As a resident of Tennessee, they are interested in your recommendations on how TDOT can better engage in our community. The survey takes about 10 minutes complete. 

One hundred respondents will be selected to win a $10 gift card. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND TO TAKE THE SURVEY.
Member Mailing
Space is available for the Member Emailing! The cost is $50 per flyer/PDF. This is a great opportunity to market your products or businesses. Contact Lori Dowell at 423-638-4111 or email
GCP Foundation Small Business Grant
Applications are still being accepted for the GCP Foundation's Small Business Grant Program. For additional information and for the application, click here.