The Neighborhood Conference is a trade show meets pep rally that celebrates the ways Knoxville neighbors work together to improve their neighborhoods and strengthen their city. Admission is free, but registration is requested to help planners prepare materials and lunch.
Attendees can visit with 80-plus exhibitors representing local non-profit, community and governmental organizations, including City of Knoxville and Knox County departments.
Conference attendees will choose from four workshops that address priorities identified by the Office of Neighborhoods and noted by Mayor Kincannon during her campaign, including: how neighbors can help prevent and remedy blight; develop and complete placemaking projects; learn more about how City government works; and the importance of workforce development.
Drawings for the many door prizes donated by local restaurants, shops, salons, museums, and entertainment businesses will be held throughout the day.
Mayor Kincannon will announce the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award recipient, the Neighborhood Achievement Awards and acknowledge the Knoxville Police Department Officer Liaison of the Year.