Neighborhood Awards and Networking Luncheon
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Meet and network at the Knoxville Convention Center (Cumberland Avenue Concourse) with city residents involved in neighborhood organizations and in other efforts to improve the quality of life in Knoxville's residential neighborhoods. Doors will open at 10 a.m. with coffee and conversation with neighborhood advocates, city staff and members of City Council. Round-table discussion groups will begin at 11 a.m. and end at noon. The free lunch and awards program will follow.
Winners of the Neighborhood Achievement Awards will be recognized. Finalists for the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award will be honored, and the winner of the award will be announced. Read more about this event.
Pre-event registration is now closed. We welcome you to register on Saturday morning, but please understand that you may not get a lunch.
The Office of Neighborhoods is working with public and private disaster response agencies to help resident-led neighborhood organizations develop neighborhood-level emergency preparedness plans. Learn about this program for your neighborhood.
MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTIONS
Neighborhood Connections is a program to bring together local neighborhood groups in areas across Knoxville to talk with Mayor Madeline Rogero and her senior staff about goals, concerns, and ideas for neighborhood improvement. Fill out the Request Form [PDF]
GUEST SPEAKERS GUIDE
The Office of Neighborhoods has developed a "Guest Speakers Guide" to assist neighborhood associations in their search for guest speakers and programs that meet the needs of their members. See Guest Speakers Guide [PDF]
NEIGHBORHOOD WEB PAGES
Each neighborhood organization in the City of Knoxville can have a Web page on this Website, making it easier for site visitors to locate and learn about the city's neighborhoods and neighborhood groups. See Knoxville's Neighborhoods
NEIGHBORHOOD MAPPING FEATURE
The Office of Neighborhoods maintains a city-wide map that shows the boundaries for registered Knoxville neighborhoods. The interactive map provides an opportunity for users to explore where neighborhoods are located, to see if they live within a mapped neighborhood, or even use Google Street View to explore neighborhoods at street level.
See the City-Wide Neighborhood Map
c/o Community Development
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville TN 37901
The Office of Neighborhoods - operating within the Community Development Department - works with established neighborhood groups and with new or emerging organizations to help strengthen and improve Knoxville’s neighborhoods.
Our mission is to improve communication and foster accountability between and among neighborhoods and city departments; ensure timely and well-coordinated inter-departmental responses to neighborhood needs; and collaborate with neighborhoods to identify, understand and address issues of shared concern.
We help neighborhoods engage in citizen-led improvement initiatives based on assets and needs identified by the residents in each neighborhood. And we provide neighborhood groups with leadership training and other organizing tools to be more effective builders of livable communities.
This Website will grow as we identify resources and develop responses to neighborhood concerns. If you have a suggestion for the Office of Neighborhoods or for this Website, please contact us.