The City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods is offering a September workshop on how to start a neighborhood organization in the city.
“There are 125 neighborhood groups registered with the Office of Neighborhoods, but there are many city neighborhoods that have no organization and therefore no vehicle for addressing neighborhood problems and opportunities,” noted David Massey, the City’s Neighborhood Coordinator.
“The City provides support to neighbors who wish to get organized to make community improvements and build a sense of community. We are holding this workshop not only for individuals who are ready to get something started, but also for those folks who would just like to explore the idea.”
The workshop will focus on starting a voluntary neighborhood organization, not the type of homeowner association (HOA) with mandatory dues and covenants.
The class will be held at the United Way Building, 1301 Hannah Avenue from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The class is free, but participants are asked to register in advance. To register and find out about the class location and other details, contact Massey at 865-215-3232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a list of city neighborhood groups and other resources offered by the Office of Neighborhoods, check out the website at www.knoxvilletn.gov/neighborhoods.