Mayor Appoints Dubose as Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development

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Mayor Appoints Dubose as Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development

Posted: 01/17/2023
Kevin DuboseKevin DuBose, former City of Knoxville Deputy Director of Community Development and current Emerald Youth Foundation Director, has been appointed by Mayor Indya Kincannon as the City’s Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development.

“DuBose has more than 25 years of housing and community building experience that will be invaluable in continuing to move Knoxville in the right direction,” said Mayor Indya Kincannon. “Couple that experience with his passion for serving the people of Knoxville, and this is a great fit. I am excited for him to hit the ground running.”

DuBose worked in the City’s Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development in the early 2000s as a Deputy Director and a Division Director. He says he is excited to return to the department in a new role. 

“I believe that the Housing and Neighborhood Development team is one of the City's best assets,” he said. “Through my current work in Lonsdale and adjacent neighborhoods, I see the positive impacts of HND's work every day. So many residents have transitioned from living in public housing to becoming homeowners due to the work of HND and its affordable housing partners.”

After four years with the City, DuBose became the Director of Economic and Community Development in Macon, Georgia. He returned to Knoxville in 2009 and has been working with the Emerald Youth Foundation since that time.

“I have been able to view Knoxville from the perspective of a housing practitioner, land planner, and nonprofit leader,” DuBose said. “I have gained extensive knowledge from all of these perspectives that will help inform my decisions as I embark on this new role.”

DuBose has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Knoxville College and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Alabama A&M University.

He earned membership into the American Institute of Certified Planners and has specialized training in housing and community development, economic development and negotiation. Dubose is also a 2004 graduate of Leadership Knoxville.

He is the father of four and married to Dr. Sheryse DuBose, Director of Multicultural Student Affairs for Johnson University. 
Dubose will start in his new role Feb. 6, 2023.