DuBose to head city department

Jay FitzDowntown, Our Town Leaders

Kevin DuBose, former deputy director of community development for the city of Knoxville, has been appointed by Mayor Indya Kincannon as the city’s cirector of housing and neighborhood development.

“DuBose has more than 25 years of housing and community building experience that will be invaluable in continuing to move Knoxville in the right direction,” said Kincannon, in a city-issued press release.

DuBose worked in the city’s development department in the early 2000s. After four years with the city, he became the director of economic and community development in Macon, Georgia. He returned to Knoxville in 2009 and has been working with the Emerald Youth Foundation since that time.

He calls the department “one of the city’s best assets.”

DuBose has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Knoxville College and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Alabama A&M University.

He earned membership into the American Institute of Certified Planners and has specialized training in housing and community development, economic development and negotiation. Dubose is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Knoxville.

He is the father of four and married to Dr. Sheryse DuBose, director of multicultural student affairs for Johnson University. Dubose will start in his new role Feb. 6.

The city’s office of public affairs provided information for this report.

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