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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.


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.  


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.

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


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
[email protected] 
Term expires December 31, 2025

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

Seat 2-A
Jack Sherrod
Dean Hill Neighborhood Community Assoc.
7116 Deane Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
[email protected]
Term expires December 31, 2022

Seat 2-B
Alanna McKissack
Westwood Homeowners Assoc.
800 Fairfield Road
Knoxville TN 37919
[email protected]  
Term expires December 31, 2023

Seat 3-A
Term expires December 31, 2024

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

Seat 4-A
Monty Howard
Historic Gibbs Drive
3016 Gibbs Drive
Knoxville, TN 37918
[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, 2023

Seat 5-A
Philip Hipps
Norwood Homeowners Association
1409 Wilson Road
Knoxville, TN 37912
[email protected]   
Term expires December 31, 2023

Seat 5-B
Angel Bowman
Lonsdale Neighborhood Association
1719 Connecticut Avenue
Knoville, TN 37921
[email protected]
Term expires December 31, 2024

Seat 6-A
Term expires December 31, 2023

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

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

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

Seat C (At-Large)
Emma Ellis-Cosigua
Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Assoc.
201 E. Columbia Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
[email protected]
Term expires December 31, 2023