Who are we?

Founded in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, City People enhances our downtown communities by:

  • Creating a sense of belonging among those who live, work, or play in downtown
  • Offering grants that support individuals or organizations who offer innovative ways to bring people together or enhance the downtown experience
  • Encouraging patronage of downtown Business Partners
  • Partnering with other nonprofit organizations that benefit Downtown Knoxville
  • Raising awareness about all that Downtown Knoxville has to offer
  • Promoting the benefits of urban living by promoting the City People Home Tour
  • Representing the voice of downtown residents

If you’re excited about and interested in downtown Knoxville, and want to be a part of a dynamic urban community, we encourage you to join City People as a member or Business Partners.

City People Board of Directors

David Jones, President

Lisa Skinner, Vice President

Kathy Wright, Secretary

Peggy Hargis, Treasurer, Membership Chair

Joanne Schuetz, Business Partner Chair

Jenny Jennings, Communications Chair

Shaun Phillips, Social Events Chair

Nathan Rowell, Board Member

City People Committee Chairs

Peggy Hargis- Membership Chair

POSITION OPEN- Grants Program Chair

Joanne Schuetz- Business Partner Chair

Jenny Jennings- Communications Chair

Shaun Phillips- Social Events Chair

POSITION OPEN- Event Manager 2020 Downtown Home Tour


Questions? email: citypeople.knox@gmail.com

The City People Board meets once a month, and you are welcome to attend. To find out the next time and location, email: citypeople.knox@gmail.com 

Volunteer for City People!

We are always looking for volunteers!  If you are interested in volunteering for an event, committee or other short-term commitment, e-mail us to let us know!