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The speaker hand-outs and slideshow presentations from the 2017 Neighborhood Conference are now available. All documents have been converted to PDF files. See this page.


The City of Knoxville has drafted an ordinance that would permit and regulate short-term rentals under certain conditions. A public meeting on this draft ordinance will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Central United Methodist Church, 201 Third Avenue. Download the draft ordinance.

Learn more in this March 28 issue of the Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory.


 The Office of Neighborhoods works with established neighborhood groups and with new or emerging organizations to help strengthen and improve Knoxville’s neighborhoods. 

Resident-led, resident-controlled neighborhood organizations that lie within city limits can be included in the Directory of Neighborhood Organizations. Call David Massey at 215-3232 for details.

Our mission is to improve communication and foster accountability between and among neighborhoods and city departments; ensure timely and well-coordinated inter-departmental responses to neighborhood needs; and collaborate with neighborhoods to identify, understand and address issues of shared concern. 

We help neighborhoods engage in citizen-led improvement initiatives based on assets and needs identified by the residents in each neighborhood. And we provide neighborhood groups with leadership training and other organizing tools to be more effective builders of livable communities. 

If you have a suggestion for the Office of Neighborhoods or for this Website, please contact us.

Mailing Address:
c/o Community Development
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville TN 37901
Fax: 865-215-2886

Debbie Sharp
Assistant Neighborhood Coordinator
Room 528, City-County Building