Advisory Council seeks members

By Mike Steely

The Neighborhood Advisory Council is looking for five new members. The council is appointed by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and serves as her consultation group on issues facing all of Knoxville’s neighborhoods.

Debbie Sharp is the Office of Neighborhoods coordinator and is looking for advocates of neighborhoods. Seats to be filled include District Seat 1-B, South Knoxville; Seat 3-1, West Knoxville; Seat 4-A, North and Far East Knoxville; Seat 5-B, Northwest Knoxville; and At-Large Seat A, a city-wide position.

Leaving the council are Molly Gilbert, Fran Nichols, Rob Glass, Molly Conaway and Amy Midis.

The council is made up of neighborhood leaders and activists which occupy 15 seats, representing two each of the six council districts and three At-Large. Terms are for three years and members may serve up to two full terms.

If you’d like to learn more about how city government works and enjoy discussing public policy then applying for an appointment might be a good idea. The council meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

You must live in the district with a vacancy and you can fill out and submit an application online or contact Debbie Sharp at (865) 215-3232 and have a hard copy mailed to you. Deadline for submitting an application is Friday. You can also contact the Office of Neighborhoods at

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