In 1978 neighbors formed Old North Knoxville Inc. to work toward providing a safe, clean, and productive place to live, as well as to promote the preservation of the neighborhood. Old North Knoxville is designated as a National Historic District and much of the neighborhood is protected by H1 zoning.
Neighborhood activities include an annual Victorian holiday home tour, monthly potluck meetings, greenway and park cleanup days, street and alley cleanup days, a neighborhood watch program, and social events throughout the year.
Review the bylaws of Old North Knoxville Inc.
Monthly potluck meetings are a great way to connect with neighbors, find opportunities for involvement, and stay up to date on what’s happening. All neighbors are invited, whether they own, rent, or work in ONK. We meet the fourth Monday of each month except December at St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 North Broadway (use the back entrance off Folsom Avenue). The potluck begins at 6:30pm, and the meeting starts at 7.
Payment of annual dues is required for board members and voluntary for everyone else. Neighbors are welcome to attend meetings and activities and to vote whether they pay dues or not—but staying up to date on your dues is a great way to support the neighborhood. Dues are $10 for an individual, $15 for a family, or $25 for a business. You can pay online at paypal.me/oldnorthknoxville or send a check to Old North Knoxville, PO Box 3896, Knoxville TN 37927. Note: A fee is deducted from payments made through PayPal. It’s not required but always welcomed if you’d like to add $1 to your dues to cover that expense.
President: Pete Creel
Vice President: Maegan Martin
Secretary: Donna Spencer
Treasurer: Joy Guilford
Term ending in 2023 Kelly Arsenault, Sean Bolen, Margareth Olsson, Donna Spencer (one open seat)
Term ending in 2024 Veronica Cordell, Pete Creel, Joy Guilford, Maegan Martin, Susie Laise Smith
Term ending in 2025 Chloie Airoldi-Watters, Garrett Bentley, Steven Rider, Jenny Asper Spatz, Debbie Stamey
Emeriti Andy Anderson, Chester Kilgore (deceased)