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Good Neighbor Week in Kingsport is right around the corner

MARGOT SEAY • Sep 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM

It’s that time of the year again whe the Neighborhood Commission will be out and about celebrating neighbors!


The Neighborhood Commission is partnering with the Inventor Center, Kingsport City Schools and Public Works to build, deliver and install Little Free Tree Libraries in some of our neighborhoods that don’t have one. The goal is to install at least 12, with each commissioner designating the location. The Inventor Center is handling materials and setup, our commissioners will assemble, and Public Works will help us install. It’s a true team effort to get books in the hands of kiddos! We hope to be delivering these during Good Neighbor Week, Sept. 22-28.


In addition to the Free Tree Libraries, the Kingsport Neighborhood Commission will also be launching a social media campaign that gives citizens the opportunity to compliment their neighbors. Do they have a beautifully manicured lawn, or did they bring you that cup of sugar? Do they deserve recognition for being a good neighbor? If so, please give them a shout-out on the Kingsport Neighborhood Commission page during Good Neighbor Week!


Mayor Shull will be hosting a town hall on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. He will be live and in person at the Lynn View Community Center.


The Neighborhood Commission has an Online Neighborhood Toolbox where we share quick and easy info on how to find city services, get a pothole fixed, safety tips and more. Check it out at www.kptneighborhoods.com. If you have a suggestion for the toolbox, please submit it via our Facebook page or our email below!

We have also started a Pinterest board! We have hundreds of pins, from DIY crafts and yard maintenance to good neighbor quotes and recipes. For our neighbors who love Pinterest, this is a wonderful place to get excited about all the things we can do to our homes and in our neighborhoods!

Finally, the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen decided this week to start a Homelessness Coalition. The Neighborhood Commission is committed to participating in an effort to tackle this problem. While it is not unique to Kingsport, I’m convinced we will come together as we always do to work toward a solution for our citizens!


The Neighborhood Commission meets the last Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the Council Room on the second floor. Hope to see you on Sept. 26. We’d love for you to join us!

If you prefer to send us a suggestion, concern or praise, please email us at [email protected]

Margot Seay is chair of the Kingsport Neighborhood Commission.

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