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CITY COUNCIL SIGN ORDINANCE TASK FORCE
Archived Items
June 26, 2013 Notes [PDF]
Proposed New Sign Ordinance [PDF]
Reorganized Sign Ordinace with Proposed New Outline Sid-by-Side Comparison [PDF]
On February 21, 2012, the Knoxville City Council established a Sign Ordinance Task Force to comprehensively review the current City of Knoxville sign ordinance.

Adopted Purpose Statement: The purpose of the Task Force is to provide to MPC and to City Council a recommended philosophy, guiding principles and an associated framework to guide the drafting of a modern sign ordinance for the City of Knoxville.

Second District Council Member Duane Grieve serves as Chair of the Task Force and Council Member At-Large George Wallace serves as Vice-Chair.

The Task Force will meet on Wednesday's at 4:00 p.m. in the KCDC Board Room, 901 N. Broadway.

Meeting Dates:

No Sign Ordinance Task Force meeting is scheduled at this time.

If you need additional information, please contact the City Council Office at 865-215-2075.
Task Force Members

L. Duane Grieve, Chair
Duane has been the owner/architect of Grieve Associates Architects for 30 years. He has been active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since the 1980's and became an AIA Fellow in 1997. He is currently serving his first term on the Knoxville City Council representing the Second District. He has been active in many neighborhood, school, church and scouting organizations over the years.

George C. Wallace, Vice-Chair
George is a life long resident of Knoxville. He is co-owner of Coldwell Banker Wallace and Wallace, Realtors. He graduated from UT and is currently serving his first term on the Knoxville City Council as a Council Member At-Large. George has worked as a volunteer for several non-profit organizations and has held every leadership position with the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors (KAAR).

Joyce Feld
Joyce is president of Scenic Knoxville and is a partner in Tennessee Valley Farms 100% Grass Fed Beef. She received her PhD is Psychology from the University of Hawaii. Joyce is currently Vice-Chair of the Covenant Health Institutional Review Board and many other professional and social organizations.

Gary Hayes
Gary has been employed by Neon Service Company since 1987 and has lived in Knox County since 1959.   He has worked in the sign industry for over 40 years.  He currently resides in the Halls community and is married and has two daughters.

Melissa McAdams
Melissa is a Knoxville native and a retired lawyer with an active interest in the environment, education and historic preservation. She is currently serving as the Chairperson of the National Affairs and Legislation Committee of the Garden Club of America and as a member of the Knoxville Historic Zoning Commission.

Jim Nixon
Jim is realtor emeritus with Turley and Company specializing in commercial real estate and development. He participated in all aspects of the development of Turkey Creek from its beginning. He enjoys UT sports, outdoor sports and wing shooting, and is active in several charities.

Don Parnell
Don has over 35 years of strategic planning experience in both the public and private sectors. He is currently Executive Vice President/Principal of the Realty Trust Group. Don holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science in Planning from UT. He is a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Bill Weigel
Bill is Chairman/CEO of Weigel Stores, Inc. Weigel's is a local family owned business and has been in business for 80 years and has over 59 convenience stores. Bill is active in many charities and community activities.

Staff Positions

Mark Donaldson
Mark has been the Executive Director of the Knoxville - Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission since 2005. He has a B.A. in Economics from Carleton College and a Masters Degree in Regional Planning from Penn State. Mark also has 15 years of experience working in the private sector in development related businesses and more than 20 years of experience working in the public sector for local, county, state and regional units of government.

Cindy Mitchell
Cindy has served as City Recorder for the City of Knoxville for over 32 years. She has received both her Certified Municipal Clerk and Master Municipal Clerk certifications through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Cindy is past president and an active member of the Tennessee Association of Municipal Clerks and Recorders.

Anne Wallace
Anne is an East Tennessee native. She has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Auburn University. She has worked in landscape architecture, planning and urban design. She is currently the Project Manager for the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project and downtown design projects for the City of Knoxville.
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