Positions opening on Neighborhood Advisory Council

Jay FitzDowntown, Our Town Neighbors

The city of Knoxville is now accepting applications for the Neighborhood Advisory Council. The group meets every second Wednesday from 4:30-6 p.m. except July and December. Council members are asked to attend at least 7 of the 10 meetings per year.

If interested, please fill out the application and mail it to Debbie Sharp, Community Empowerment, Suite 546, 400 Main Street, 37902 or email it to [email protected].

Applications are due by Friday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m.

NAC consists of neighborhood leaders and advocates who occupy 15 seats – two in each of the six City Council districts and three at-large members. Terms are set for three years, and members may serve up to two full terms (six years). Members wishing to serve a second three-year term must reapply.

The terms of five of the 15 seats expire this December. These seats and current occupants are:

  • Seat 2-A (Jack Sherrod)
  • Seat 3-B (Jody Mullins)
  • Seat 5-A (Philip Hipps)
  • Seat 6-B (Morgan Wilson)
  • At-Large Seat B (Millie Ward)

To be appointed by the mayor to a numbered seat, applicants must live in that city council district. For example, the person appointed to Seat 2-A must be a resident in the Second City Council district. These positions run January 2023 through December 2025. The At-Large candidate may live anywhere within the city.

To view City Council district boundaries, visit KGIS’s website and then click on Maps, Political District Maps, and City Council and input address to find confirm political districts.

Call the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment at 865-215-3232 to have a hard copy mailed to you, or if you would like more information about the positions.

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