| Thomas Strickland, Jr.,
Director and Special Assistant to the Mayor
Room 654D, City County Building
The Community Relations Director is the liaison between community organizations
and the city, addressing the concerns of these groups.
This department is also responsible for administering Knoxville City
Government's equal employment program with the objective of ensuring
compliance with applicable laws.
This sector follows EEO procedures such as:
Reviewing all personnel actions and investigating of any variance
in laws, procedures and ordinances.
Keeping city department directors and supervisors informed on the
latest developments and requirements in EEO regulations.
Filing required federal EEO reports.
Assisting in recruiting qualified minorities and females for Knoxville
city government positions.
Providing for investigation and conciliation of discrimination complaints.
This division is also responsible for the following programs:
Advisory and Review Committee (PARC)
Business Opportunity Plan (EBOP)
The director also serves as the city's liaison with the Knox County