Sent: Sun 1/8/2012 11:16 PM
Subject: Your Election to VP - AARC
Fleming named vice chair of American Association of Retirement Communities
• KINGSPORT — Jeff Fleming, Kingsport’s assistant city manager, has been named vice chairman of The American Association of Retirement Communities (AARC) for 2012 and 2013.
The organization also announced it will hold its annual conference in Kingsport next October, according to AARC executive director Wade Adler.
Fleming has developed and manages a community blog and has been involved in the “Move To Kingsport” program since its inception six years ago. He is a frequent speaker on the benefits of research and tracking as it relates to relocation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in urban planning from East Tennessee State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
The AARC also named three other officers for 2012 - 2013, including Ramay Woody Winchester of Paris, Tenn., as chair; Joe Verdoorn of Austin, TX, secretary; and Bill Houghton of Savannah, Ga., treasurer.
The American Association of Retirement Communities is a not-for-profit professional association, established in 1994 for the purpose of promoting the economic enhancement of communities through the promotion of retiree attraction as an economic development strategy.