Are you an advocate for your neighborhood — and neighborhoods in general? Would you like to learn more about how city government works? Do you enjoy discussing public policy, particularly with regard to neighborhoods? Would you like to work with other neighborhood leaders on neighborhood issues?


If you answered YES to these questions, then please consider serving on the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC).


The NAC meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss Knoxville’s residential neighborhoods and provide the City with candid viewpoints on how they can best be maintained, supported, improved, rejuvenated, and sustained.


NAC consists of neighborhood leaders and activists who occupy a total of 15 seats — two in each of the six City Council districts and three at large. Terms are set for three years, and members may serve up to two full terms (six years). Members wishing to serve a second three-year term must reapply.


The terms of five of the 15 seats expire this December. These seats and current occupants are:

* City Council district, Seat 2-B (Jennifer Reynolds)

* City Council district, Seat 4-B (Matt McMillan)

* City Council district, Seat 5-A (Ann White)

* City Council district, Seat 6-A (Derek Tate)

* City Council district, At Large Seat C (Emma Ellis-Cosigua)


To be appointed by the Mayor to a numbered seat, you must live in that City Council district. For example, the person appointed to Seat 4-B must be a resident in the fourth City Council district. These positions will begin in Jan. 2021 and run through Dec. 2023.


If you are interested in serving, please fill out and submit an application, located online here and return it to Debbie Sharp at or P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN, 37901. Call the Office of Neighborhoods at 215-3232 to have a hard copy mailed to you or for more information about the positions.


Applications are due by Friday, Sept. 25, at 4:30 p.m.


To view the exact boundaries of the City Council districts, browse KGIS’s website and then click on Maps, Political District Maps, and City Council. You can also input your own address to find out which political districts you live in.