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CENTRAL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
DowntownKnoxville.org
The Central Business Improvement District (CBID) was created in 1993 to undertake programs and services that government is unable to provide. Its core mission is to enhance downtown's existing assets and bring more people to Downtown Knoxville to work, shop, live and play. The CBID ensures the downtown area is constantly renewed and improved, so that it continues to be an asset to future generations. The special assessment district covers more than 400 city blocks within one square mile and encompasses the core downtown area extending from the Old City to Volunteer Landing and 11th Street to Hall of Fame Drive.

CBID relies upon the energies and vision of community volunteers to develop and execute its plans and programs. An active board of directors and standing committees focus on four principal areas: development, marketing and events, security and parking/transportation.

Appointment of Board Members
The CBID Board of Directors consists of 11 members. One member is to be appointed by the speaker of the State Senate, one by the speaker of the State House of Representatives, one by the Mayor and the remaining members to be elected by the owners of real property within the district. Board members are elected for three-year terms.
Meetings Schedule
Board meets monthly on the last Monday of the month in the Knoxville Area Chamber offices at 11:30 a.m.
Board Membership

Bruce Anderson, Chair
baanderson@etch.com
Resident Representative

Chad Boetger, Vice-chair
Barber McMurry architects
cboetger@bma1915.com
Resident Representative

Kevin Grimac, Secretary
VF Corporation
kevingrimac@gmail.com
Stakeholder Representative

Jim Richards, Treasurer
Mast General Store
jimr@mastgeneralstore.com
Business Representative

Robyn Askew
Lewis Thomason
raskew@lewisthomason.com
Business Representative

Brad Blackwell
Wood Properties
bblackwell@woodpropertiesinc.com

Alan Carmichael
Moxley Carmichael
acarmichael@moxleycarmichael.com
Business Representative

Rick Emmett
City of Knoxville
remmett@cityofknoxville.org
Appt by Mayor of the City of Knoxville

Tim Hill
Hatcher-Hill Properties, LLC
tim@hatcherhill.com
Stakeholder Representative



EX-OFFICIO

Representative Joe Armstrong

Senator Stacey Campfield

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Michele Hummel
mhummel@downtownknoxville.org
865-246-2654

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Elan Young
eyoung@downtownknoxville.org
865-246-2653

 

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