KCDC adds Hill as resident commissioner

Jay FitzNorth Knoxville, Our Town Leaders

Kathy Hill has been appointed as a resident commissioner to the Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s (KCDC) Board of Commissioners. The appointment came from Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon.

Hill, who is disabled and can serve as an advocate for accessible housing, lived in Section 8 housing and qualified for a KCDC program that allows participants to work toward owning a home. A recipient of mortgage assistance from KCDC’s Housing Choice Voucher Homebuyer Program, she was able to purchase a home in North Knoxville. She has four grown children and four grandchildren. Hill’s term runs through July 31, 2024.

“Resident commissioners benefit our board and our residents because of their firsthand experience,” said Bob Whetsel, chair of KCDC’s board. The other board members are vice chair Kimberly Henry, director of operations for Jim LaPinska’s team at Northwestern Mutual; treasurer Scott Broyles, president and CEO at National Safe Skies; Felix Harris, vice president of housing and community development for the Knoxville Area Urban League; Robyn McAdoo, senior project manager at Partners Development; and John Winemiller, managing partner of intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould’s Knoxville office. Ben Bentley, executive director, serves as board secretary.


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