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Members of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) serve in an advisory and partnership capacity to promote regular and open communication between city government and businesses to: 
  • Give advice and feedback to the Office of Business Support
  • Bring issues and concerns related to doing business in Knoxville to the attention of the city administration
  • Propose responses and solutions to address these concerns
  • Serve as a sounding board for city initiatives and proposals affecting business 
The BAC is composed of a diverse group of business owners.

Click here for information on how to apply for the Business Advisory Council.


Members of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) are appointed by the Mayor and meet every other month. Members serve two-year terms to insure that, over time, a large number of representatives from the Knoxville business community have a voice and to encourage new perspectives.


The BAC meets every other month from 8:30-10 a.m. in Room 549 in the City County Building. 

Click here to view current advisory council membership and to check for opportunities to serve on this council.