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Executive Director Announces Retirement

January 9, 2020 | More News

Knoxville-Knox County Planning Executive Director Gerald Green announced his resignation earlier this week. Green has been in the position since 2015 and has brought major changes to the agency in that time.

He rebranded the agency, renovated the offices and reorganized internal processes to put more focus on customers and collaboration with partnering organizations and agencies, improved community outreach and engagement, improved communication between staff and public officials, and oversaw the update of the City of Knoxville’s zoning code.

"I greatly appreciate the opportunity to work for the citizens of Knoxville and Knox County and am proud of the accomplishments of the past 4 1/2 years. With the assistance of an outstanding staff and the support of elected and appointed officials, we have improved the ability of Knoxville-Knox County Planning to achieve its mission of building a healthy, vibrant community," said Green.

In his last few months on the job, Green will continue working closely with staff and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee on the city’s new zoning code and will help guide staff as they take on other projects, plans, and studies. This will include the significant task of updating the Knox County General Plan. Though filling his shoes will be a difficult task, Mayors Kincannon and Jacobs will form a search committee to find a successor between now and his last day on July 10.