Good Neighbor of the Year Award

Neighborhood Coordinator

Debbie Sharp
[email protected]
(865) 215-3232

400 Main St., Room 546
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Diana Conn
Diana Conn
Each year, the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment accepts nominations for the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award, which is presented annually to a City of Knoxville resident who -- in the spirit of cooperation and with commitment to inclusive community -- has devoted time and talent in service to his or her neighbors and neighborhood. 

All nominees are honored by Mayor Indya Kincannon at our annual Neighborhood Awards Dinner, which will be held in early March.  The mayor also announces the winner, who is recommended by a committee of the Neighborhood Advisory Council.

If you would like to nominate a neighbor, here is the 2024 application

This award was named for the late Diana Conn and was presented to her posthumously at the 2013 Neighborhood Conference. Diana's son Jim made these remarks when he accepted the award on behalf of the family. Other details of Diana's life of service can be found in this article from the weekly newsletter published by the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment.


2024 - Peggy Myers
2023 - Eric Johnson
2022 - Debbie Smith
2021 - Eric McAnly
2020 - Anne Crais
2019 - Katy Hawley 
2018 - Kirk Anderson
2017 - Vicki Forester
2016 - David Gillette
2015 - Rita Schwartz
2014 - Betty Jo Mahan
2013 - Diana Conn