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Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory – Vol. 8, No. 1 – Friday, January 9, 2015

Also available as a PDF File.  Please forward to your mailing lists.


  1. Historic Sutherland Heights Elects 2015 Officers
  2. Town Hall East Focuses on the Law
  3. Pond Gap Takes Note of History
  4. Community Meeting Set for Monday in East Knoxville


The Neighborhood Conference

  1. Save the Date: The Neighborhood Conference
  2. #KnoxYouthSummit Connects Youth to Neighborhood Conference
  3. Call for Neighborhood Photos
  4. City Seeks Nominations for Good Neighbor Award
  5. More Businesses Pledge Support for Conference
  6. Register Now for an Information Booth at the Conference


Neighborhood Small Grants

  1. Save the Date: Grants for Neighborhood Organizations


Neighborhood Advisory Council

  1. Mayor Appoints Gillette, Gray to Neighborhood Advisory Council
  2. NAC Meets Next Wednesday
  3. Wanted:  Neighborhood Advocates


Other News & Events

  1. Design Center Taps Wayne Blasius as Executive Director
  2. Reduce Your KUB Bill…  Attend Workshop This Saturday
  3. Sign Ordinance Task Force to Meet January 14
  4. Neighborhood and Government Calendar


Published by the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods to report news important to Knoxville’s residential neighborhoods. Deadline for news & calendar items: 9 a.m. Friday



  1. Historic Sutherland Heights Elects 2015 Officers


John Yates has been elected president of Historic Sutherland Heights Neighborhood Association for 2015, succeeding Marlene Taylor in that post.


Samantha Neas was elected vice-president, succeeding John Yates. Victoria Drew is the new treasurer, succeeding Michelle Nored, and Joe Finucane was reelected secretary.



  1. Town Hall East Focuses on the Law


For its January meeting, Town Hall East has assembled a panel of local attorneys to describe and answer general questions about the various fields of law in which they practice.


The focus will be on family law, bankruptcy, adoption, personal injury, estate planning, and criminal law. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 409 Asheville Highway.



  1. Pond Gap Takes Note of History


The Pond Gap Neighborhood Association reports that it has erected banners on utility poles along Sutherland Avenue to honor historic events, places and persons in the neighborhood.


Pond Gap President David Williams said the group worked with local artist Fred Duncan, KUB’s Ken Clisso, and Accurate Sign Services’ Roy May to create and display banners showcasing sculptor Albert Milani, grocer C.M. Newman, Golf Driving Range, Mann Street baseball games, the Sutherland airport, and cattle drives to the pond on Hollywood Drive.


Meanwhile, the organization has posted neighborhood entrance signs near Third Creek on Sutherland Avenue to show entry to Pond Gap to the west and Marble City to the east, Williams said.



  1. Community Meeting Set for Monday in East Knoxville


Residents, business owners and neighborhood organizations in East Knoxville will gather this coming Monday to discuss a number of community concerns, including the rumored closing of the Kroger’s store on Asheville Highway.


The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway.


Michael Covington, an East Knoxville resident who called the meeting, said that Kroger’s Zone Manager Richard Huff and Asheville Store Manager Andy Bowers will be on hand to address a rumor that the Asheville store will close.


The rumor had circulated some months ago but was revived recently when it was discovered that the Walgreen’s at 2514 Magnolia would close at the end of the year. The Walgreen’s closing is significant because it was one of the few sources of food sold in the area. That leaves the Asheville Highway Kroger’s as the only major food store in the entire 8-square-mile area east of downtown between I-40 and the Tennessee and Holston Rivers.



  1. Save the Date: The Neighborhood Conference


If you have any interest in the health and vitality of the residential neighborhoods in Knoxville and Knox County, you will not want to miss The Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Knoxville Convention Center.


The conference will begin when doors open at 7:30 a.m. and end when the last door prize is awarded around 3:30 p.m.


In between, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a free continental breakfast and free box lunch, hear from Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, choose among 33 workshops on a wide variety of topics, meet your elected public officials and key local government officials, and network with hundreds of other neighborhood advocates and activists.


You will meet the finalists for the Neighbor of the Year Award (see article below) and help celebrate them and the winner of the award with Mayor Rogero.  You will marvel at the variety of neighborhood tee shirts and find out which neighborhoods win the tee shirt contest.


Just some of the 33 workshops include the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords, HOA legal issues, crime prevention, anti-blight programs, codes enforcement, making our neighborhoods more pedestrian and bike friendly, pets and wild animals, food access and community gardens, fund-raising, youth issues, and community schools. In one panel, our two top law enforcement officials, Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones and Police Chief David Rausch, will respond to your questions about law enforcement.


Registration for this conference begins later this month. At that time you will be able to select which workshops you wish to attend. Watch this newsletter for details.



  1. #KnoxYouthSummit Connects Youth to Neighborhood Conference


Middle school and high school youth will participate in this year’s Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, March 7, at the Knoxville Convention Center.


Ties that Bind Youth and Neighborhoods — the portion of the conference devoted to youth and youth issues — will feature several youth-themed workshops, including a panel of youth leaders discussing issues they face in their neighborhoods and the larger community.


Starting this week, young people throughout Knoxville and Knox County are encouraged to use the social media hashtag#KnoxYouthSummit to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities that they face in their daily lives. Comments can be made via several social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Some of the topics brought up on #KnoxYouthSummit will be addressed in the youth panel workshop. This social media campaign was developed by representatives of youth service organizations that are helping the Office of Neighborhoods plan this portion of the conference.


Other youth-oriented workshops will include a youth talent showcase, inspirational remarks by successful community members who escaped a rough start in life, and a workshop focusing on connecting neighborhoods with community schools.


Also featured will be a youth café — a space for teens at the conference to hang out and connect with local officials and neighborhood activists.  Adults will be able to visit the youth café and receive help with some of their electronics from tech-savvy teens.


Ties that Bind Youth and Neighborhoods will highlight ways that neighborhood groups can connect to their young residents and demonstrate the many ways that young people can contribute to their communities.



  1. Call for Neighborhood Photos


There’s a lot happening in Knoxville’s neighborhoods these days.  From Lonsdale to Vestal, Sequoyah Hills to Chilhowee Park, neighborhoods hold meetings, organize neighborhood cleanups, gather at potlucks, and engage in numerous other community activities.


Do you have photos of your neighbors, your neighborhood and group activities that you want to share?  Please send them to us.


The Office of Neighborhoods is preparing a slide show of photographs that will be shown throughout the day at The Neighborhood Conference, to be held Saturday, March 7, at the

Knoxville Convention Center. This is a great way to showcase and promote your neighborhood.


Send your digital photos to TNissen@cityofknoxville.org with “photo” in the subject line.  Be sure to include the name of the neighborhood and the event title, along with a phone number. Or call Travis Nissen at 215-3077.



  1. City Seeks Nominations for Good Neighbor Award


Do you know someone who goes the extra mile to make his or her neighborhood a better place?


Perhaps he or she welcomes new neighbors, volunteers to help neighbors in distress, works tirelessly in service to the entire neighborhood, or shows up to lend a hand at every neighborhood potluck, community cleanup and neighborhood meeting.


If this sounds like your neighbor, please nominate him or her for the City of Knoxville’s Good Neighbor of the Year Award.


The Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award is presented annually to a Knoxville resident who — in a spirit of cooperation and with commitment to inclusive community — has devoted time and talent in service to his or her neighbors and neighborhood.


Named after the late Diana Conn, the award honors someone who makes a positive contribution at the neighborhood level without seeking recognition for their service.


Nominations are now open and will be accepted through Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.  The nominee must be a resident of the City of Knoxville. Mayor Madeline Rogero will present the award at the Neighborhood Conference to be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Knoxville Convention Center.


See http://www.cityofknoxville.org/development/neighborhoods/neighboraward.asp to learn more and to obtain a copy of the Good Neighbor Nomination Form. Call Debbie Sharp at 215-4382 to have a hard copy of the nomination form mailed to you.



  1. More Businesses Pledge Support for Conference

Four more companies — Waste Connections of Tennessee, Prestige Cleaners, The Knoxville News Sentinel, and Vaughn & Melton — have joined the list of sponsors who are providing financial support for The Neighborhood Conference, which will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Knoxville Convention Center.


Waste Connections, the contractor that picks up and hauls household garbage and recycling materials for the city, will serve as luncheon sponsor, as it did at this same conference in 2013.


Other confirmed sponsors so far this year are breakfast sponsor Home Federal Bank, Cannon & Cannon Consulting Engineers,Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors, and First Tennessee Bank.


Please express your appreciation to these sponsors if you get the chance. Those interested in learning more about a sponsorship can contact David Massey at 215-3232 or dmassey@cityofknoxville.org.



  1. Register Now for an Information Booth at the Conference


Your organization has three more weeks to reserve space for an information booth at The Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Knoxville Convention Center.


Priority will be given to city and county governmental agencies, youth and youth service organizations, nonprofits that had a booth at the 2013 conference, and conference sponsors. However, it is anticipated that booth space will be available for other nonprofits on a first-registered, first-served basis. Because booth space may be limited, registration does not guarantee a booth.


The deadline for registration is Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Register here:



Booth space is free to governmental agencies and nonprofits. See Information Booth Details for electrical and Wi-Fi connections, booth table size and decoration, limitations on serving food and beverages, and other details.


For more, or to receive hard copies of the forms mentioned here, contact Griff Ashooh, Office of Neighborhoods, at 215-3456 orgashooh@cityofknoxville.org.



  1. Save the Date: City Grants for Neighborhood Organizations


The City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods later this month will announce the return of the Neighborhood Small Grants Program, which is limited to resident-led, resident-controlled neighborhood groups located inside city limits.


On a competitive basis, grants will be awarded for winning proposals in amounts ranging from $500 to $3,000 for projects requiring funding starting in July or later. The deadline for applications will be in the last half of March, and awards will be announced in May.


To be eligible to apply, interested neighborhood groups must send a representative to a pre-application workshop on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, or Thursday, February 5, 2015. Attendance is required only at one of the workshops, both of which will be held from5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine Street.


Details regarding the grant guidelines and application procedures will follow in a couple of weeks in this Neighborhood Advisorynewsletter.



  1. Mayor Appoints Gillette, Gray to Neighborhood Advisory Council


Mayor Madeline Rogero has appointed David Gillette and Danny Gray to serve on the Neighborhood Advisory Council.


Gillette is vice president of Mechanicsville Community Association. He fills the remaining three months of the unexpired term of Dennis Murphy, who resigned due to schedule conflicts. Gillette, who will also serve a full 3-year term expiring March 31, 2018, has been one of the key leaders of the Mechanicsville Homecoming Committee in recent years.


Gray, who is vice president of South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association, will fulfill the remainder of the unexpired term of Debbie Sharp, who resigned when she was hired by the City to work in the Office of Neighborhoods. The term expires March 31, 2017. He was active in the effort by SWNA to become Tennessee’s first certified community wildlife habitat.



  1. NAC Meets Next Wednesday


The Neighborhood Advisory Council will meet from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. this coming Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the L.T. Ross/CAC building at 2247 Western Avenue.


Topics of discussion will include the upcoming neighborhood conference and a presentation on the results of a recent community needs survey conducted by the Community Development Department. Other topics may be covered. The meeting is open to the public.



  1. Wanted:  Neighborhood Advocates


Are you interested in the health and vitality of Knoxville’s residential neighborhoods? Would you enjoy grappling with city-wide issues that impact neighborhoods? Are you active in a neighborhood group now?


If so, please consider serving on the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC). The city’s

Office of Neighborhoods is seeking expressions of interest from leaders and participants in neighborhood organizations who may want to serve on the NAC.


Appointed by the Mayor, the NAC provides insight and advice to the city administration on a wide variety of neighborhood-related issues. These include neighborhood projects, blight, the city budget, sidewalks, the neighborhood conference, leadership training, and policies of the Office of Neighborhoods.


NAC is composed of two neighborhood leaders from each of the six City Council districts and at least three at-large members. Four NAC seats are up for appointment or reappointment for three-year terms starting in April. The seats, areas covered, and current occupants are:


Seat 2-B (West Knoxville) – Dennis Owen

Seat 4-B (parts of East and North Knoxville) – Robbie Arrington

Seat 5-A (parts of North and Northwest Knoxville) – Steve Ritter

At Large Seat C – Mickeeya Harrison


Appointees to the district seats must live in that particular City Council district, whereas appointees for at-large seats can live anywhere in the city. To be considered for one of these positions, interested persons are asked to fill out this application form:



Applications are due by Monday, February 2. To learn more, or to obtain a hard copy of the application form, call David Massey, neighborhood coordinator, at 215-3232.


Visit http://www.cityofknoxville.org/development/neighborhoods/advisory.asp to learn more about the NAC, the duties of an NAC member, and details about the appointment process.



  1. Design Center Taps Wayne Blasius as Executive Director


Wayne Blasius is the new executive director of the East Tennessee Community Design Center.


Blasius’s career spans community development, planning, construction, and real estate development and management, as well as consulting in real estate, strategic planning and energy management.


His firm, InSite Development, spearheaded notable downtown redevelopments like The Phoenix and Mast General Store/Gallery Lofts. Under former Knoxville Mayor Victor Ashe, Blasius served as Deputy Community Development Director. He has also been a supervising planner at MPC, a vice president at Denark Construction, and a consultant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


ETCDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to make East Tennessee a better place to live and work by bringing professional design and planning assistance to communities and organizations lacking resources. ETCDC offers its services through the pro bono contributions of area architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, and other professionals.


For the full press release on Blasius and other information on the design center, visit http://www.communitydc.org.



  1. Reduce Your KUB Bill…  Attend Workshop This Saturday


A “Winter Energy Saving Workshop” will be held this Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Knoxville Center Mall.


The event is free and open to the public. Children’s activities will be provided. Sponsored by the University of Tennessee’s Extension program, TN-SCORE and the City of Knoxville, the event will be held at SPECTRUM, which is UT’s interactive solar energy exhibit on Level 2 near JC Penney Department Store.


Whether you own or rent your home, or manage a small business, you will learn low-cost and no-cost tips to save energy, keep your energy bills under control, and keep your family safe and warm. The first 30 people who show up will receive a free LED light bulb (limit one per household).


Visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-energy-saving-workshop-tickets-14960720919 to register. Or call 865-329-0553, ext. 2, and ask for Allie Rapkowicz.



  1. Sign Ordinance Task Force to Meet January 14


Knoxville City Council’s Sign Ordinance Task Force was to have met Jan. 7 but instead will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at KCDC offices, 901 North Broadway.


The meeting was called in the wake of City Council’s decision last month to postpone consideration of changes to the city’s sign ordinance until Feb. 17, rather than accept MPC’s recommendation that the city hire a consultant to finish developing proposed revisions to the sign ordinance.


Except for the consultant suggestion, MPC made no specific recommendation regarding a number of unresolved issues and competing or overlapping proposals offered by the Task Force as well as MPC staff. See http://agenda.knoxmpc.org/2014/nov2014/10-B-13-OA.pdf for a run-down of these various proposals.



  1. Neighborhood and Government Calendar


Include your neighborhood-related event or meeting in this space. Call 215-3232.


Visit http://www.cityofknoxville.org/calendar/ for a complete list of meetings of various city boards and commissions. See the Community Events Calendar: http://www.cityofknoxville.org/events/events.pdf


If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to attend a public meeting, please contact Stephanie Brewer Cook at 215-2034 or scook@cityofknoxville.org no less than 72 hours prior to the meeting you wish to attend.


Friday, January 9 — 6 p.m.

Beaumont Community Organization (Second Fridays)

Community Room, Solid Waste Transfer Station, 1033 Elm St.

Natasha Murphy, 936-0139


Saturday, January 10 —9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Legislative Breakfast with Knox County’s Three Senators

League of Women Voters, Knoxville, Knox County

Come and join the Q&A Session.

The Knoxville News Sentinel Building

2332 News Sentinel Drive, Knox Room

Debbie Sharp, 951-8804, http://www.lwvknoxville.org/


Saturday, January 1010 a.m.

“Methods and Tips on Researching Historic Properties”

One in a series of Second Saturday “Preservation Network” workshops.

Free and open to the public.

Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike

Parking next door at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike

Knox Heritage, 523-8008, www.knoxheritage.org


Saturday, January 1010:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Free Winter Energy Savings Workshop

SPECTRUM, Level 2 near Penney’s, Knoxville Center Mall

UT Extension Program, TN Score, City of Knoxville

Register or Call Allie Rapkowicz, 865-329-0553, ext. 2


Saturday, January 10 — 3 p.m.

Knoxville Premier of the Film “Selma”

Panel Discussion followed by the movie

Opening event in City of Knoxville series marking Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Tickets are $8.00 for adults, $7.50 for children and senior citizens

Regal Cinemas’ Pinnacle Turkey Creek Theater, 9674 Parkside Drive



Monday, January 121:30 p.m.

East Knoxville Community Meeting

(Next Meeting: 1 p.m. Feb. 2)

Topics: Store closings, neighborhood preservation and more

Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway

Michael Covington, 865-274-7958, mdcov@hotmail.com


Monday, January 121:30 p.m.

Montgomery Village Residents Association (Second Mondays)

4600 Joe Lewis Rd. #175

Ronnie Thompson, 604-6492


Monday, January 12 — 3 p.m.

Northgate Resident Association (Second Mondays)

Social Hall, 4301 Whittle Springs Rd.

David Wildsmith, 219-0417


Monday, January 12 — 5-6 p.m.

Michael Meadowview Neighborhood Watch (Second Mondays)

Cold Springs Neighborhood Watch (Second Mondays)

CAC East Neighborhood Center, 4200 Asheville Hwy.

Michael Meadowview:  Marian Bailey, 525-5625

Cold Springs: Terrell Patrick, 525-4833


Monday, January 12

Fountain City Town Hall (Second Mondays)

Board Meetings: 6 p.m. Monthly

General Membership Meetings: 7 p.m., February, April, September, November

Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike

Daniel Dunn, 387-6390, daniel.dunn06@yahoo.com


Monday, January 126 p.m.

Lyons View Community Club (Second Mondays)

Lyons View Community Center, 114 Sprankle Ave.

Mary Brewster, 454-2390


Monday, January 12 — 6 p.m.

Vestal Community Organization (Second Mondays)

South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Old Maryville Pike

Newman Seay, 577-4593


Monday, January 12 — 6:30 p.m.

Community Potluck

Historic Fourth & Gill Neighborhood Organization (Second Mondays)

Central United Methodist Church, 210 Third Ave.

Liz Upchurch, 898-1809, lizupchurch1@gmail.com


Monday, January 126:30 p.m.

Historic Old North Knoxville (Second Mondays)

St. James Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1101 N. Broadway

Andie Ray, 548-5221


Monday, January 12 — 7 p.m.

Belle Morris Community Action Group (Second Mondays)

City View Baptist Church, 2311 Fine Ave.


Rick Wilen, 524-5008


Monday, January 12 — 7 p.m.

Town Hall East

(Second Mondays in November, January, March and May)

Fellowship Hall, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 409 Asheville Highway

Eston Williams, 406-5412


Tuesday, January 132 p.m.

Western Heights Resident Association (Second Tuesdays)

Building to the right of the mail boxes when you enter Western Heights

Jamesena Nolan, 237-5558


Tuesday, January 136 p.m.

Brown Avenue Neighborhood Watch (Second Tuesdays)

Hoitt Ave. Baptist Church, 2121 Hoitt Ave.

Jimmy Ramsey, 637-0243


Tuesday, January 136-7 p.m.

Norwood Neighborhood Watch6 p.m.

Norwood Homeowners Association7 p.m.

Monthly on a Tuesday: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 7, May 5, Jun 2, Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 8

New Hope Presbyterian Church, 1705 Merchants Road

Lynn Redmon, 688-3136


Wednesday, January 14 — 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Food Policy Council

(Second Wednesdays but check website for confirmation)

Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Avenue

www.knoxfood.org; info@knoxfood.org


Wednesday, January 14 — 11:30 a.m.

Community Forum (Second Wednesdays)

Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road

Sue Mauer, 690-0269


Wednesday, January 14 — 4:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Advisory Council, City of Knoxville

(Second Wednesdays except December)

CAC / L.T. Ross Building, 2247 Western Ave.


David Massey, 215-3232


Wednesday, January 14 — 5 p.m. (rescheduled from Jan. 7)

Sign Ordinance Task Force

KCDC, 901 North Broadway

Ordinance change proposals located here:



Thursday, January 15 — Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. Meeting – 8 a.m.

East Knoxville Business & Professional Association (Third Thursdays)

Open to Neighborhood Residents and Leaders

Meeting location varies

Doug Minter, Dminter@knoxvillechamber.com, Knoxville Chamber, 637-4550



Thursday, January 15 — 8:30 a.m.

Historic Zoning Commission (Third Thursdays)


Kaye Graybeal, 215-3795, kaye.graybeal@knoxmpc.org


Thursday, January 15 — 12 p.m.

KUB Board of Commissioners (Third Thursdays, except July)

Historic Miller’s Building, 445 S. Gay St.

See www.kub.org. Click on “About Us” at top of the page.


Thursday, January 15 — 4 p.m.

City Board of Zoning Appeals (Third Thursdays)

Small Assembly Room, City County Building

Pre-Agenda Meeting: 3 p.m. in Room 511



Thursday, January 15 — 6:30 p.m.

Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (Third Thursdays)

Community Club House, 916 Shamrock Ave. at Henegar St.

Bill Hutton, 773-5228, s_wlhutton@yahoo.com


Saturday, January 17 — 10 a.m.

South Haven Neighborhood Association (Third Saturdays)

Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 1615 Price Ave.

Pat Harmon, 591-3958


Monday, January 19 — 7 p.m.

Alice Bell Spring Hill Neighborhood Association

(Third Mondays except June, July, December)

All are welcome to attend.

New Harvest Park, 4775 New Harvest Lane

Ronnie Collins, 637-9630


Monday, January 19 — 7 p.m.

West Hills Community Association (Third Mondays)

Executive Committee: January, March, April, July, August, September, November, December

General Meeting: February, May and October

First Church of the Nazarene, 538 Vanosdale Rd.

Ashley Williams, 313-0282


Tuesday, January 20 — 6 p.m.

Delrose Drive Neighborhood Watch (Third Tuesdays)

Riverview Baptist Church, 3618 Delrose Dr.
Corina and John Buffalow, 523-0102


Tuesday, January 20 — 6:30 p.m.

Lonsdale United for Change (Third Tuesdays)

Lonsdale Recreation Center, Stonewall Ave.

Steve Ritter, 973-0877


Tuesday, January 20 — 7 p.m.

City Council (Every Other Tuesday)


Agenda: http://www.cityofknoxville.org/citycouncil/agenda.pdf


Tuesday, January 20 — 7 p.m.

Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association (Third Tuesdays, except December)

Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail



Wednesday, January 21 — 3-6:30 p.m.

Sign Up for Health Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

Trained volunteers will be available to help with the enrollment process.

South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Maryville Pike

For appointment or best walk-in time, call (844) 644-5443.

For more, call 311 or visit www.cityofknoxville.org/affordablecareact/


Thursday, January 22 — 9 a.m.

Special Events Community Meeting (Fourth Thursdays, January-October)

“Meet with city services that may assist in planning your event.”

Civic Coliseum Ballroom, Third Floor

Free Parking available at Civic Coliseum Parking Garage

Office of Special Events, 215-4248


Thursday, January 22 — 6 p.m.

Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC)

PARC addresses citizen concerns about the Knoxville Police Dept.

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, 1927 Dandridge Ave.


Lisa Chambers, 215-3966


Saturday, January 24 — 1 p.m.

Boright Area Neighborhood Watch (Quarterly)

3004 Boright Drive

Lola Alapo, 525-1520, BorightGroup@gmail.com


Monday, January 26 — 1:45 p.m. (zoning at 5 p.m.)

Knox County Commission

(Fourth Mondays, January-October. Third Mondays, November-December)


Agenda: Click on “Information” and then “Commission Agendas”

Public Forum held at beginning & ending of meeting

Zoning Issues heard starting at 5 p.m.

Pat Harmon, 591-3958


Monday, January 26 — 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association

Bi-Monthly Meeting (Fourth Mondays, odd months, except holidays)

Woodlawn Christian Church, 4339 Woodlawn Pike

Shelley Conklin, 686-6789


Tuesday, January 27 — 5:30 p.m.

Public Meeting – City of Knoxville

Topic: Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Expenditure of federal HUD funds

City will present results of Citizen Participation and Consultation Process,

as well as draft Priorities and Strategies to govern fund allocation.

O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona Street

Community Development Department

Linda Rust, 215-2120, lrust@cityofknoxville.org


Tuesday, January 27 — 6 p.m.

Inskip Community Association (Asociación de la Comunidad de Inskip)

Community Meeting (Fourth Tuesdays)

Inskip Baptist Church, 4810 Rowan Rd.

Betty Jo Mahan, 679-2748, bettymahan@knology.net


Tuesday, January 27 — 6:30 p.m.

Chilhowee Park Neighborhood Association (Last Tuesdays)

Administration Building, Knoxville Zoo

Paul Ruff, 696-6584


Thursday, January 29 — 3:30 p.m.

Better Building Board

(Last Thursday, January-October. First Thursday, December)

Small Assembly Room, City-County Building

Agenda: http://www.cityofknoxville.org/boards/betterbuilding.asp

Cheri Hollifield, 215-2119, chollifield@cityofknoxville.org


Friday, January 30 — 9:30 a.m.

Public Officer Hearing – Neighborhood Codes Enforcement

(Usually held on the Friday following Better Building Board meetings)

The PO considers action on violations of city’s building codes.

Small Assembly Room, City County Building

Agenda:  http://www.cityofknoxville.org/boards/betterbuilding.asp

Cheri Hollifield, 215-2119, chollifield@cityofknoxville.org


Saturday, January 31 — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sign Up for Health Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

Trained volunteers will be available to help with the enrollment process.

Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Ave.

For appointment or best walk-in time, call (844) 644-5443.

For more, call 311 or visit www.cityofknoxville.org/affordablecareact/


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