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2028 Brandau Street
Knoxville, TN 37921
Date: First Tuesday of Every Month
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Fairview Recreation Center
1628 Dora Street, Knoxville
The Mechanicsville Community Association desires to establish rapport with the entire community in order to build a strong base to represent common issues and concerns. We will work toward making improvements within the neighborhood and strive to raise the quality of life by solving community problems and also by being proactive in order to prevent unwanted activities before they become evident. Our goals are to make our homes, our property, and our streets safe while also beautifying and offering wholesome activities for all to enjoy. We encourage all to become fully involved in the process. We promote orderliness and always working together harmoniously by following Godly principles already expressed by our current officers, membership, and community attendants who are connected to the organization.
About Our Neighborhood
The Mechanicsville Community Association came into existence in the year of 2002, with Mr. Alfred Nance being credited as the founder and first president. The order of office holders would follow Vice President Charles Wright, Treasurer John McClure, Secretary Peggy Meyers, Assistant Secretary Jean Davis-James, Homecoming Chairperson Christine Winton (2006), and Valued-Volunteer Bill Boyce.
The organization set out with the purpose of being a home-based catalyst that would continue the changing-for-the-better process that had been greatly influenced by the Hope VI Redevelopment. The organization was prompted to respond to neighborhood violations and crimes, and, consequently, the drug and prostitution traffic has diminished considerably. The process of dealing with crime issues in the community has been helped in its success by continuous support from the Knoxville Police Department, which has faithfully sent officers to MCA's monthly meetings to give full reports of community-police matters in Mechanicsville and follow up with listening sessions to address the concerns of Mechanicsville residents.
Other efforts of the MCA include traffic control and beautification programs. The MCA has been successful in getting Traffic Engineering to make the crossing at the intersection of Western, University, and Middlebrook safer, as well as getting the City to place traffic strips and signs to slow the traffic on Exeter Avenue. Beautification programs adopted by the MCA encourage and acknowledge those in the community making efforts to improve the aesthetics of their property. Property upkeep is an asset to the community and is also a proven deterrent to crime.
The annual Mechanicsville Homecoming event, sponsored by the MCA, has been well received in the community. MCA has been very fortunate to get the necessary donations as well as volunteers, vendors, churches, health agencies, community donors, KPD, the Fire Department, and other participants to make it a success.
The organization has also agreed to support both Maynard Elementary School and Knoxville College by establishing meaningful relationships. A determination is being made on how the organization can best assist them while interacting in a positive, encouraging way.
The MCA will continue to make Mechanicsville a safe, attractive, livable community for all who live near or within its boundaries.