Gwen McKenzie - 6th District

City Recorder

Will Johnson
wjohnson@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2075

400 Main St., Room 460
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Gwen MckenzieGwen McKenzie - 6th District
411 Carta Rd.
Knoxville, TN  37914
Phone: 865-524-1458
gmckenzie@knoxvilletn.gov
Term ends: December 2021

Gwen McKenzie was elected as City Councilwoman for the 6th District on November 7, 2017 and was sworn in on December 16, 2017.

Gwen McKenzie is a lifelong resident of the 6th District and has been active in the community for many years. 

Gwen’s passion for service and equality was instilled in her by her parents the late Woodrow Z. Wilson (first Executive Director of the Knoxville Area Urban League and Civil Rights Activist) and the late Dora C. Wilson (retired school teacher and community volunteer).  Gwen and her husband Sam have a total of 6 children and 1 dog (Lucky) she lives in East Knoxville and attends Foster Chapel Baptist Church. 

Swearing in ceremonyGwen has volunteered with various organizations to include:
Second Harvest Food Bank
Habitat For Humanity
Mission Of Hope
The Love Kitchen
Crutcher Youth Enrichment Center
Knoxville Area Urban League
National Achiever’s Society
Shoes for School 
Read and Rise
Project Ready Program

Gwen is a member of the Knoxville Links, Incorporated and Town Hall East. She currently serves on the Knoxville Area Urban League Board and Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.  She is a former board member of Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Girl Talk, Inc., and Tanasi Girl Scout Council. 

Awards and Recognition: Home Federal Bank Hometown Hero and CVS National Paragon Award