Gene Burr, a member and past-president of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian-Universalist Church (TVUUC) in Knoxville, is an architect and urban planner. His career as an architect and urban planner includes serving as planner for historic preservation for the City of Key West, project manager for the conversion of a 500-acre 1942 Army Depot in Memphis to a modern business park, and years in private practice and teaching. Gene remains actively engaged within many Knoxville civic organizations. Rosemary, his wife of 59 years, and he have two grown children.
Gene facilitated the TVUUC installation of a 117-panel solar array, which led to his first association with TIPL in 2005. He currently serves on a national review committee for the UU Green Sanctuary program, an accreditation program for UU congregations’ environmental achievements.
Over the past three years on the TIPL Steering Committee, Gene has benefited TIPL by sharing his many talents and wisdom, serving on many different committee and helping with our Knoxville events. Truly, Gene has been a founding father of Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light.