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City Council

City Council also acts as Knoxville's Beer Board which regulates beer permits in the City of Knoxville. 

The Beer Board establishes policy and procedure for the issuance of permits to sell beer, and to compel enforcement of the City Code by means of inspectors. Beer permit applicants must appear before the Beer Board for consideration of their request for a beer permit.

The Finance Department is responsible for the beer permit application process for the City Beer Board and liquor-by-the ounce licensing.

Each board meeting meets at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building, prior to the second City Council Meeting of each month. View the Beer Board Monthly Meetings Schedule below.

Beer applications may be reviewed at the City Business Tax Office, Room 445-450, City County Building, 400 Main Street from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS

City Council serves as the Beer Board. A Chairman is elected from among the members. Councilman Andrew Roberto is the Beer Board Chairman.


MEETINGS SCHEDULE (Full City Council Schedule)

December 17, 2019 


BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Composed of nine members, City Council has six members elected from districts and three elected 'at-large' representing the entire city. 

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.


COUNCIL MEMBERS

Beer Board Chairman
Andrew Roberto - 2nd District
1005 Hayslope Dr.
Knoxville, TN  37919 
865-406-4012
aroberto@knoxvilletn.gov
Term ends: December 2021

Tommy Smith - 1st District
Tommy Smith was selected as the 1st District councilman on Feb. 20, 2020. He will fill in for the remainder of former City Councilwoman Stephanie Welch who left City Council to serve as the Chief Economic & Community Development Officer and Deputy to the Mayor. 
Term ends: December 2021 

Seema Singh - 3rd District
922 Francis Circle
Knoxville, TN  37909 
865-368-8391
ssingh@knoxvilletn.gov
Term ends: December 2021

Lauren Rider - 4th District
229 E. Scott Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917 
865-964-3905
lrider@knoxvilletn.gov
Term ends: December 2021

Charles Thomas - 5th District 
386 Hiawassee Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-687-6090
cathomas@knoxvilletn.gov
Term ends: December 2023

Vice Mayor
Gwen McKenzie - 6th District

411 Carta Rd.
Knoxville, TN  37914
865-524-1458
gmckenzie@knoxvilletn.gov
Term ends: December 2021

Lynne Fugate - At Large Seat A
PO Box 11245
Knoxville, TN  37939
865-566-7414
lfugate@knoxvilletn.gov
Term ends: December 2023

Janet Testerman - At Large Seat B
5923 Kingston Pike, Suite 180
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-250-4860
jtesterman@knoxvilletn.gov
Term ends: December 2023

Amelia Parker - At Large Seat C
5917 Holston View Lane
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-851-8561
amparker@knoxvilletn.gov
Term ends: December 2023