September 12, 2012 -
Mayor Madeline Rogero and other City of Knoxville officials will host a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17th, in the gymnasium of Belle Morris Elementary School. The meeting is part of a series called Mayor's Neighborhood Connections, which will bring together local neighborhood groups in areas across Knoxville to talk about goals, concerns and ideas for neighborhood improvement.
Five adjacent North Knoxville neighborhood groups have been invited to the meeting at Belle Morris: Belle Morris Community Action Group, Brown Avenue Neighborhood Watch, Edgewood Park Neighborhood Association, Fairmont-Emoriland Neighborhood Association, and Tecoma Watchdogs. Residents of those areas are particularly encouraged to attend, although the meeting is open to anyone. Discussion will focus on subjects of interest to those neighborhoods.
"Neighborhoods are the centers of community life in Knoxville, and it is important for me and my staff to get out and listen to the most pressing concerns of our citizens," Mayor Rogero said. "Different parts of the City have different priorities and problems. These Neighborhood Connections will allow us to really focus on one area at a time."
Any neighborhood groups interested in requesting a Neighborhood Connections meeting in their area can fill out a form on the City of Knoxville website, at www.cityofknoxville.org/neighborhoods/NCform.pdf.