Lauren Rider - 4th District

City Recorder

Will Johnson
[email protected]
(865) 215-2075

400 Main St., Room 467
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Lauren RiderBeer Board Chairperson
Lauren Rider - 4th District
229 E. Scott Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917 
Phone: 865-964-3905
[email protected]
Term ends: December 2025

Lauren Rider was elected as City Councilwoman for the 4th District on November 7, 2017 and was sworn in on December 16, 2017. She was reelected in 2021 for another four year term and was sworn in on December 18, 2021.

Councilwoman Rider currently serves as the Beer Board Chairperson.

Master of Library Science, Indiana University (2002)
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Georgia State University (1997)

Lauren Rider, a resident of North Knoxville and native of Evans, Georgia, is active in the community and a faculty Librarian at Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC). She previously worked as a Research Librarian in Healthcare at Methodist Medical Center-Oak Ridge and Community Health Network of Indianapolis. 

Swearing In Ceremony of Lauren Rider, 2021 Lauren contributed to revitalization efforts in North Knoxville by organizing and managing community-based efforts to re-build abandoned, condemned properties and return them to the tax rolls. She employed LEED and Energy Star building practices in her projects and worked through programs in the city’s Community Development Department: the Homemaker Program and the Blighted Property Redevelopment Program. Her efforts were recognized with several Knox Heritage awards, including the 2011 Knox Heritage Ronald E. Childress Award for Preservationist of the Year. To foster stability in the community, she continues to collaborate with businesses and neighborhoods on efforts to mitigate disinvestment and blighted properties.  

Lauren became active in the community working with neighbors on traffic calming, abandoned and blighted properties, a pocket park and solar installation, greenway clean-ups, crime prevention, and zoning issues.

She lives in North Knoxville with her husband, Steven Rider, a Neurologist at UTMC, their two sons, Finley and Hagen, and their two poodles, Spike and Georgie.
Lauren's community service includes: KAT Community Advisory Committee, Knox County Library Advisory Board, Broadway Corridor Task Force, City of Knoxville Public Property Naming Committee, Old North Knoxville, Inc., and City of Knoxville Neighborhood Advisory Council.