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Consisting of neighborhood leaders from around the city, the Neighborhood Advisory Council serves in an advisory and partnership capacity to:

1) Give advice and feedback on the programs and policies of the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment,
2) Bring neighborhood issues and concerns to the attention of the Mayor and City Administration,
3) Propose to the Administration responses and solutions to address these concerns; and
4) Serve as a sounding board for city initiatives and proposals affecting neighborhoods. 

The NAC advises and provides input only to the Mayor and the City Administration. As a matter of policy, it does not advise Knoxville City Council, Knoxville-Knox County Planning, and other elected and appointed bodies.

The City's Office of Neighborhood Empowerment provides staff support to the NAC.


APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS

Members are appointed by the Mayor of Knoxville. There are two designated seats for each City Council District as well as three at-large positions. Members serve three-year terms, limited to two consecutive terms, then one year break. If you wish to apply for an appointment to the Neighborhood Advisory Council, or if you wish to recommend someone for a seat, click here to find out more. 

We are currently taking applications for several seats.  Click on the link above to see more information and to view the application.  


MEETINGS SCHEDULE


The Neighborhood Advisory Council usually meets each month except July and December. Meetings are held at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the Small Assembly Room. If you plan to attend, call the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment at 865-215-3232 to make sure the meeting will be held as scheduled.


COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
Click here to view current council membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this council.



ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Here are the NAC members. Organizational affiliations are provided for identification purposes only. 

Seat 1-A
John Cadotte
Scottish Pike
2548 Scottish Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-771-70000
[email protected] 
Term expires December 31, 2025

Seat 1-B
Thomas Egan
South Haven Neighborhood Association
2715 South Haven Road
Knoxville, TN 37920
731-298-4964
[email protected]  
Term expires December 31, 2024

Seat 2-A
Jack Sherrod
Dean Hill Neighborhood Community Assoc.
7116 Deane Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-405-5021
[email protected]
Term expires December 31, 2025

Seat 2-B
Alanna McKissack
Westwood Homeowners Assoc.
800 Fairfield Road
Knoxville TN 37919
678-469-7629
[email protected]  
Term expires December 31, 2026

Seat 3-A
Lily Seabolt
Norwood Heights
5608 Wilkerson Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
865-384-8447
[email protected] 
Term expires December 31, 2024

Seat 3-B
James Tomerlin
Cumberland Estates West Neighborhood Watch
4508 Crestfield Road
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-223-0957
[email protected] 
Term expires December 31, 2025

Seat 4-A
Monty Howard
Historic Gibbs Drive
3016 Gibbs Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-389-7230
[email protected] 
Term expires December 31, 2024

Seat 4-B
Brent Waugh
Historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood Assoc.
830 Deery Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
[email protected]   
Term expires December 31, 2026

Seat 5-A
Philip Hipps
Norwood Homeowners Association
1409 Wilson Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
865-254-6709
[email protected]   
Term expires December 31, 2026

Seat 5-B
(Vacant)
Term expires December 31, 2024

Seat 6-A
TaShawn Ransome
Pinnacle Park Tennant Association
470 Hall of Fame Drive
Knoxville, TN 37915
865-805-5640
[email protected] 
Term expires December 31, 2026

Seat 6-B
Sydney Poker
Parkridge Community Organization
1704 Washington Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-228-7096
[email protected] 
Term expires December 31, 2025

Seat A (At-Large)
LaShea Brabson
Williams Creek Community Association
1321 Iroquois Street
Knoxville, TN 37915
865-335-3642
[email protected]   
Term expires December 31, 2024

Seat B (At-Large)
Brad Guilford
Old North Knoxville, Inc
1233 Armstrong Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-591-0475
[email protected] 
Term expires December 31, 2025

Seat C (At-Large)
Erin Hatfield
Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association
1600 Edgewood Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
606-242-7373
[email protected] 
Term expires December 31, 2026