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June 16 Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen Meeting

City encourages only those who wish to comment on agenda items to attend The business meeting for the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen on June 16, 2020, will allow a limited number of public to attend to comment on agenda items. However, residents wishing to make comments on agenda items are strongly encouraged to […]

Family Health & Fitness Week with Kingsport Parks and Rec!

Join us this week in celebrating the amazing health and wellness resources located right here in Kingsport.  We’ll be celebrating Family Health & Fitness Day all week as an initiative of the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA). You can participate in the following recreational activities scheduled this week: Monday, June 8: At Borden Park, […]

OPEN CALL for Art and Craft Vendors for Christmas Connection 2020!

Calling all artists, artisans, creatives, and craftspeople of all trades! Applications are being taken for those wishing to exhibit in this 3-day event, taking place on November 13th to 15th at the Kingsport Civic Auditorium. “The Christmas Connection – Artistic Creations Fair” is sponsored by the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and is […]

Kingsport Aquatic Center Hiring Lifeguards

The Kingsport Aquatic Center is currently hiring lifeguards. If you have a current American Red Cross lifeguard certification, apply today! The KAC offers competitive pay and a fun, flexible working environment with plenty of room to grow. The lifeguard team has also implemented extra precautions to keep both guards and swimmers safe during this time. […]

Board of Mayor and Aldermen Business Meeting Open to Public

City encourages only those who wish to comment on agenda items attend The business meeting for the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen, which will be held on June 2, 2020, will allow a limited number of public to attend to comment on public hearing and agenda items. However, citizens wishing to make comments on […]

Creative Placemaking in Downtown Kingsport

The Creative Placemaking Grant Project is now underway! After a delay in the project due to the Governor’s Safer at Home Order, the winners of the Creative Placemaking competition are hard at work painting in the alley between Shelby Street and Cherokee Street to beautify this off-Main alleyway. Additional lights will follow to light up […]

Bays Mountain Park to Reopen Nature Center, Resume Programs

On Monday, June 1, Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium will reopen the Nature Center and resume some programming, both at limited capacity. Park trails and the animal habitat area are and have been open. “We want to thank everyone for your support and understanding these past few months,” Park Manager Rob Cole said, “and we […]

Summer Reading at Kingsport Public Library kicks off June 1

Every summer, the Kingsport Public Library invites the community to join the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme, Imagine Your Story, invites participants to explore the world of stories and imagine where their story will take them. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person programs for this year’s summer reading program. Instead, all […]

Curbside Pickup at Kingsport Public Library beginning June 1

Kingsport Public Library, along with the majority of other area libraries, plans to begin a curbside pickup system on Monday, June 1. Curbside service will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made by visiting the event calendar at www.kingsportlibrary.org or by calling 423-229-9465. Curbside appointments are offered Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and […]

Balanced Budget with No Tax Increase for FY-21

[UPDATE: At the June 16, Board of Mayor and Aldermen business meeting, the FY 20-21 budget was passed.] City Manager Chris McCartt has presented a balanced budget with no tax increase. In order to balance the FY-21 budget amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a very conservative approach was taken to ensure Kingsport could maintain consistency in […]