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Due to social-distancing safeguards to check COVID-19 locally, Knoxville City Council will meet electronically using Zoom’s video-conferencing platform. Until further notice, Council will not meet face to face in the same room.

For the March 24, 2020 Council meeting, due to technical limitations, there was no opportunity for Public Forum at the end of the meeting or for the public to address Council during the meeting on specific agenda items. Those are issues that the City Recorder’s Office, Council and the City's Information Systems Dept. are working to resolve.

For the March 24 meeting, residents with questions or comments about specific agenda items were asked to contact the Recorder’s Office at 865-215-2075 prior to the meeting, so that their input could be forwarded to Council members before the electronic meeting began. Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 16 recognizes the unprecedented COVID-19 threat and allows electronic meetings of Council meetings and other legislative bodies, in compliance with the state’s Open Meetings Act. Again, City Council and staff are attempting to restore opportunity for direct public dialogue during meetings. Your patience is appreciated while technical solutions are worked out.

Community Television of Knoxville continues to broadcast Council meetings.

To stream Council meetings, go to www.ctvknox.org. Click here to watch the March 24, 2020 meeting.

To watch on television, here are broadcast options:
• Xfinity (Comcast) – Channel 12
• Charter (Spectrum) – Channel 193
• WOW! (Knology) – Channel 6
• AT&T U-verse – Channel 99

City Council

The Agenda for the meeting is available online Friday before the meeting. The Meeting Minutes indicating the action taken by City Council on each item are available online Thursday following the meeting.

To sign up to speak concerning any item on the agenda or during Public Forum held at the end of every meeting, you may call the City Recorder's Office the day of the meeting at 865-215-2075. Individuals wishing to speak to City Council may also sign up with the City Recorder on the night of the meeting.

Watch Meetings on TV and Online

Regularly scheduled City Council meetings can be seen live on CTV, Channel 12. CTV also airs the recording of City Council meetings the following Tuesday at 7 p.m. PLUS you can view City Council and County Commission Meetings online at www.ctvknox.org.
City Council also acts as Knoxville's Beer Board which regulates beer permits.

Councilman Andrew Roberto is the Beer Board Chairman. 

More about the Beer Board
City of Knoxville SealComposed of nine members, City Council has six members elected from districts and three elected 'at-large' representing the entire city. 

The Vice Mayor is selected by City Council from its membership for a two-year term. Council Member Gwen McKenzie is currently Vice Mayor.

Each Council member is elected to serve a four year term.

Will Johnson and the staff of the City Recorder's Office supply assistance to City Council. Council members can be reached by phone through the City Recorder's Office at 865-215-2075 or fax at 865-215-4269 or by mail at City of Knoxville, P.O. Box 1631, Knoxville, TN 37901.


Click the name below for more information about each Councilman / Councilwoman

Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie - Sixth District

Tommy Smith - First District

Andrew Roberto - Second District

Seema Singh - Third District

Lauren Rider - Fourth District

Charles Thomas - Fifth District 

Lynne Fugate - At Large Seat A

Janet Testerman - At Large Seat B

Amelia Parker - At Large Seat C