To make Downtown Kingsport a preferred destination for people to live, work, shop, learn, and relax.
DKA Serves Kingsport’s Office Of the National Main Street Program. Main Street is under the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Kingsport was authorized as a Main Street in 1985, and the city provides monetary and service support to DKA to carry out the mission. Non-Profit Status.
DKA is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Kingsport. Our purpose is to promote Downtown Kingsport as being the heart of our community, to strengthen the economic viability by encouraging business diversity and to enhance the unique physical characteristics of historic Downtown Kingsport. DKA is coordinated by a full-time Executive Director, a Board of Directors, staff, volunteer committees, business owners, property owners, residents, and community leaders.
The DKA Foundation was formed in 1991 to serve as the tax-exempt vehicle (501-C3) for donations. The Foundation functions include community-wide events, such as Farmer’s Market and Christmas decorations. Fund-raising events include sales of Church Circle art prints by Raymond Williams, historic prints by Raymond Williams and Mural prints by Ellen Elmes.