Project Partners

Project Leads
The Transforming Western Choice Neighborhood process and Western Heights Transformation Plan were co-led by Knoxville's Community Development Corporation and the City of Knoxville.
Project Leads
The Transforming Western Choice Neighborhood process and Western Heights Transformation Plan were co-led by the Knoxville's Community Development Corporation and the City of Knoxville.

Resident Ambassadors

Resident Ambassadors were the champions of the Transforming Western Process. They reached out to neighbors and family members and helped residents complete the Household Needs Assessment.
Thank you to our Resident Ambassadors for all your help engaging the residents of Western Heights Knoxville!
"I would like to personally thank the residents and neighbors of Western Heights for their continued involvement and passion in creating a plan to revitalize their community. I would also like to thank our stakeholders and community organizations who have put in countless hours to create a comprehensive plan that addresses the needs for the residents."
Benjamin Bentley
Executive Director/CEO
Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC)

Project Partners

American Heart Association

American Jobs Center

Amerigroup of Tennessee

Arcadis IBI Group

BarberMcMurry Architects

Baylor University College of Health and Human Sciences

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee

Boy Scouts of America, Great Smoky Mountain Council

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Brinshore Development

CAC Access to Benefits (a2B)

CAC Affordable Medicine Options for Seniors (AMOS)

CAC AmeriCorps

CAC AmeriCorps Seniors

CAC Beardsley Farm, Urban Agriculture and Green Thumb

CAC Commodity Program

CAC Families Together Academy

CAC Family Benefits Specialists

CAC Gift of Sight, Hearing & Dentures

CAC Head Start – Knoxville-Knox County

CAC Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

CAC Mobile Meals

CAC Neighborhood Center, Tutoring

CAC Nutrition Services

CAC Savings Check Up

CAC Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

CAC SNAP Outreach Program

CAC Steps for Success

CAC Ticket to Work

CAC Transit

CAC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

CAC West Neighborhood Center Family Benefits

CAC Workforce Connections (WFC)

Canvas Can Do Miracles

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee

Center for English

Cherokee Health Systems

Choice Health Network

City of Knoxville

City of Knoxville Empower Knox

City of Knoxville Office on Neighborhood Empowerment

City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department

City of Knoxville Public Works

Civil & Environmental Consultants/Environmental Training Courses (CEC/ETC)

Clayton Foundation

CVR Associates

Design Innovation Architects Inc.

Destiny Adoption Services

East Tennessee Housing Development Corporation (ETHDC)

East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) Public Transit

Emerald Youth Foundation

Empower Knox

First Horizon Bank

First Horizon Bank Operation HOPE


Friends of Literacy

Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians

Girl Talk, Inc

Girls Inc. of Tennessee Valley

Haslam Foundation

Helping Mamas

Home Federal Bank

HomeSource East Tennessee

Junior Achievement of East Tennessee

Knox County

Knox County Health Department

Knox County Public Library

Knox County Schools

Knox Dream Eats

Knox Education Foundation

Knox Makers

Knoxville Area Project Access Tennessee Community Resource Network

Knoxville Area Transit

Knoxville Area Urban League

Knoxville Black Doula Collective

Knoxville Chamber

Knoxville College

Knoxville Community Media

Knoxville Dream Center

Knoxville Leadership Foundation

Knoxville Police Department

Knoxville Utilities Board

Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC)

Legacy Parks Foundation

Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Lincoln Memorial University Occupational Therapy Program

Matter Health

Mayor’s Youth Council

McNabb Center

Men of Valor

Metro Drug Coalition

Muse Knoxville

New Directions Health Care Solutions

Nourish Knoxville

Pellissippi State Community College

Persevere Tech Alliance

Pinnacle Bank

Real Good Kitchen

Real Talk Mentoring

Regions Bank

Remote Area Medical

River & Rail Theatre Company

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

Smith Gee Studio

Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development (SEEED) Knox

South College School of Nursing

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR)

Susannah’s House

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Tennessee Reentry Collaborative (TREC)

The Center at Western Heights (Baptist Center)

The Mend House


United Way of Greater Knoxville

University of Tennessee Child and Family Studies

University of Tennessee College of Law Expungement Mini Clinic

University of Tennessee College of Nursing

University of Tennessee College of Social Work

University of Tennessee Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

University of Tennessee Extension (UT Extension)

University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA)

Urban Design Associates

Wesley House Community Center

Western Heights Dental

Youth Rising

YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley