Every ten years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the U.S. The 2020 Census will begin in mid-March 2020, when households are contact through the mail about completing census forms. Census 2020 will represent the first time in history that people may submit their forms electronically. In addition to determining the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives, the information collected will determine how federal and state funding is distributed to Tennessee and to the local governments of the City of Kingsport and Sullivan County.
The 2020 Census is important for you and your community.
The Housing Workgroup from the ONEKingsport Community Summit, led by former mayor Jeanette Blazier, focused on the creation of strong neighborhoods. One recommendation to facilitate this accomplishment was the creation of a Neighborhood Commission. The Neighborhood Commission is composed of twelve Kingsport citizens who will advise on and promote initiatives to strengthen neighborhoods and, as needed, provide input to the Board of Mayor and Alderman on the impact of various programs to neighborhoods.
The Kingsport Neighborhood Commission meets the last Thursday of most months at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Room, located at 225 West Center Street in downtown Kingsport. All meeting are open to the public, and neighbors are encouraged to come share their thoughts and concerns with the commission. Meetings that aren’t on the last Thursday of the month due to a holiday are listed below.
March 19, 2020
November 19, 2020
There will be no monthly neighborhood commission meetings on the dates listed below.
December 24, 2020
Good Neighbor Opportunities
The Kingsport Neighborhood Commission seeks to improve all of Kingpsport’s neighborhoods and the quality of life of all the neighbors who live in them. One great way to help with that mission is through volunteer work. Visit Volunteer Kingsport for more information on opportunities to help your neighbors in need.