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On account of Governor Lee’s Executive Order # 78 expiring on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, the Knoxville City Council will resume traditional in-person meetings. Below are dates of in-person meetings the City Council and Beer Board will have in the coming weeks. All meetings listed here will be in the Main Assembly Room of the City-County Building, 400 Main Street.

Thursday, April 29th at 5:30 p.m. – City Council Workshop on the Housing and Neighborhood Development Department’s Annual Action Plan
Tuesday, May 4th at 6:00 p.m. – Regular City Council Meeting
Thursday, May 13th beginning at 8:00 a.m. – Legislative Budget Hearings
Friday, May 14th beginning at 11:30 a.m. – Legislative Budget Hearings, 5:00 p.m. public hearing
Tuesday, May 18th at 5:00 p.m. – Regular Beer Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. – Regular City Council Meeting

The public is welcome to attend these meetings. Facemask wearing will be required for the public, staff, and elected officials. Individuals who decline to wear a facemask will be directed to sit in the balcony of the Main Assembly Room. A podium and microphone will be available in the balcony for those who sign-up to speak at public forum.

Seating in the Main Assembly Room has been structured to allow for social distancing as outlined by the Knox County Health Department. The current capacity for the room is as follows:
the Main floor has 69 seats and the Balcony has 41 seats with total room capacity at 110 seats.

Individuals wishing to speak to an item on the City Council agenda or at public forum must appear in-person at the Main Assembly Room. You may call or email the City Recorder’s Office to sign-up to speak at the meeting.

City Recorder Office
Telephone: 865-215-2075
Email: wjohnson@knoxvilletn.gov

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

Click here for City Council ForumCITY COUNCIL FORUM

City council has their own forum where they discuss upcoming agendas, meetings, amendments, etc. The forum is open to viewing by the public.

Click here to view the City Council Forum