News and Recognition

A celebration event
July 2012
Collaborative Effort Eradicates Blight in Binghampton
The 44 blighted apartments at 456 Tillman were demolished late July. Community Bank donated the property to the Binghampton Development Corporation and the City of Memphis awarded HUD / Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding to provide for the buildings' removal. Initially, 456 Tillman will be maintained as green space as BDC works to gather community input, plan for its best and highest use, and secure funding for a future redevelopment at a strategic location on the north side of the Tillman Station precinct.
The community worked together to rehabilitate 218 and 220 Tillman under the direction of BDC. Robert Montague, Executive Director of BDC, describes Judge Potter’s contribution to both of these projects as “instrumental.” Montague also describes the work performed at these properties as “an answer to many prayers, which will immediately improve the look and feel of Tillman.”
March 2017
Judge Potter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award, "Keep Tennessee Beautiful"

 June 2012

Judge Potter Presents at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in New Orleans

January 2012
Judge Potter Reflects on 30-Year Tenure as Environmental Court Judge

February 2011
Specialized Courts Gain Popularity in Tennessee

November 2010
Fighting Blight in Memphis

June 2009
Judge Potter Receives Robert Sparks Walker Conservation Achievement Award

January 2008
Judge Potter in Memphis Business Journal

April 2007
Judge Potter Receives Bobby Dunavant Award

December 2006
Judge Potter Receives Iron Eyes Cody Award

March 1999
Judge Potter Memphis Flyer Cover Story
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