Good Neighbor of the Year Award

Neighborhood Coordinator

David Massey
(865) 215-3232

400 Main St., Room 528
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Diana Conn
Diana Conn

Each year, the Office of Neighborhoods accepts  nominations for the Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award, which is presented annually to a City of Knoxville resident who -- in the spirit of cooperation and with commitment to inclusive community -- has devoted time and talent in service to his or her neighbors and neighborhood. 

Seven nominees will be honored at the
March 24, 2018, Neighborhood Conference at the Marriott Hotel. Mayor Madeline Rogero will honor the winner, who was selected by a committee of the Neighborhood Advisory Council.

The 2018 nominees are:

Kirk Anderson from Timbercrest Neighborhood Association was nominated by Mr. and Mrs. James Newbill. 

Helen Bachrach from RiverHill Gateway Neighborhood Association was nominated by Kaye Bultemeier. 

Sylvia Cook, nominated by Beth Bacon, is the founder of Eastport / Five Points Neighborhood Watch. 

Yarrish Cook was nominated by the Mechanicsville Community Association.

David Gillette, also of Mechanicsville Community Association, was nominated by Clyde Anderson. 

Stuart Hall from West Haven Village Neighborhood Community Association was nominated by Steven Disney.  

Paula Minhinnett was nominated by Suzanne Matheny from Top of the Ridge Neighborhood Watch.

Here is photograph of the 2017 nominees with Mayor Rogero.

Nominees for 2017 Neighbor of the Year Award
Pictured left to right: Gerry Moll, Jenny Wright, Linda Rust, Mayor Madeline Rogero, Vicki Forester, Janice Tocher, Terry Caruthers, and Kaye Bultemeier.

Learn more about the 2017 nominees.

This award was named for the late Diana Conn and was presented to her posthumously at the 2013 Neighborhood Conference. Diana's son Jim made these remarks when he accepted the award on behalf of the family. Other details of Diana's life of service can be found in this article from the weekly newsletter published by the Office of Neighborhoods.

Previous Winners of the Award

2017 - Vicki Forester
2016 - David Gillette
2015 - Rita Schwartz
2014 - Betty Jo Mahan
2013 - Diana Conn