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Fred's Facts

The 1974 tornado destroyed eighty percent of Cherokee Park’s hardwood trees, and galvanized new support for restoring the parks.

Board of Trustees


Earl F. Jones – Chair
W. Kennedy Simpson  – Vice Chair
Sherri Craig – Secretary
Gwen Tilton, CPA – Treasurer
William E. Juckett – Chair Emeritus
Creighton Mershon – Interim President/CEO

Marshall Abstain
LouAnn Atlas
Summer Auerbach
John Bajandas
Nancy D. Bush
Brian D. Cahoe
Robert Conroy
Tony Deye
W. David Dunn, Jr.
Rob Fulk
Seve Ghose
Jay Gulick
Jonathan D. Henney
John P. Hollenbach
Brett Jeffreys
Charlie Marsh
Mike Mays
Ernie Patterson
Beth Stegner Peabody
Drew Perkins
W. Mark Preston
Charles W. Schnatter
Deborah Stallworth
John E. Thomas, CPA
Mary Anne Thornton
Rob Townsend
Geoff White
Nancy H. Woodcock

Honorary Trustees
G. Garvin Brown, IV
Allen Bush
Diane Cornwell
Nana Lampton
Charles (Mac) McClure III
Ronald Murphy
Edwin Perry
The late Michael L. Power
Bill Samuels, Jr.
Douglas D. Stegner