Vicki Forester Named Good Neighbor of the Year

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Eric Vreeland
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Knoxville, TN 37902

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Vicki Forester Named Good Neighbor of the Year

Posted: 03/11/2017
West Haven Village resident Vicki Forester was named the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year before a crowd of approximately 500 people at Saturday’s 2017 Neighborhood Conference, held at the Knoxville Convention Center.

The City’s Office of Neighborhoods received nominations for eight community leaders who exemplify the qualities of a good neighbor set by the late Diana Conn. Conn, who received the honor posthumously, was known by members of the Old Sevier Community as a generous, caring and devoted neighbor. Each of this year’s finalists was honored in proclamations delivered by Mayor Madeline Rogero. 

Good Neighbor Nominees for 2017

The 2017 finalists were:


• Grant Barton, Downtown Knoxville
• Kaye Bultemeier, RiverHill Gateway
• Terry Caruthers, Colonial Village
• Gerry Moll, Historic Fourth and Gill
• Linda Rust, South Haven
• Janice Tocher, South Woodlawn
• Jenny Wright, Historic Fourth and Gill

Vicki Forester with Mayor RogeroIn 2013, Forester, who has lived in West Haven Village for nearly 20 years, was instrumental in bringing together neighbors, police officers and Knox County Schools officials to collaboratively solve a traffic congestion problem that arose around West Haven Elementary School. 

After leading an effort to establish the West Haven Village Neighborhood Community Association, Forester was elected its first president.

The Neighborhood Conference, held every other year since 2013, connects residents with area service organizations, elected officials and candidates for office, as well as neighborhood leaders and organizers.

Visit http://knoxvilletn.gov/neighborhoods for information on the Office of Neighborhoods and its programs.