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The Central Business Improvement District (CBID) was created in 1993 to undertake programs and services that government is unable to provide. Its core mission is to enhance downtown’s existing assets and bring more people to Downtown Knoxville to work, shop, live and play. The CBID ensures the downtown area is constantly renewed and improved, so that it continues to be an asset to future generations. The special assessment district covers approximately .67 square miles or 400 acres which includes the core of downtown from the Old City to Volunteer Landing and 11th Street to Hall of Fame Drive. However, the entire downtown is actually larger than the boundaries of CBID and extends approximately 400 city blocks.


CBID relies upon the energies and vision of community volunteers to develop and execute its plans and programs. An active board of directors and standing committees focus on four principal areas: development, marketing and events, security and parking/transportation.


Bruce Anderson, Chair - Resident Representative
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital


Chad Boetger, Vice-Chair - Resident Representative
Barber McMurry architects 


Kevin Grimac, Secretary - Stakeholder Representative
VF Corp. 


Jim Richards, Treasurer - Business Representative
Mast General Store


Robyn Askew - Business Representative
Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop PC 


Brad Blackwell - Business Representative
Wood Properties, Inc


Alan Carmichael - Business Representative
Moxley Carmichael 


Rick Emmett - Appt by Mayor of the City of Knoxville
City of Knoxville


Tim Hill - Stakeholder Representative


Representative Joe Armstrong, Ex-Officio
Senator Stacey Campfield, Ex-Officio

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