City of Knoxville names its first-ever Chief of Economic and Community Development

Knoxville Mayor-elect Indya Kincannon has named the city’s first-ever Chief of Economic and Community Development.

Stephanie Welch, currently a member of the Knoxville City Council, will resign that position in mid-February to take on the new role. She previously served with the Great Schools Partnership for six years – the last 14 months as Interim President – before resigning in October.

Other key direct report appointments announced yesterday were David Brace as Chief Operating Officer and Erin Gill as Chief Policy Officer.

The inauguration is December 21.

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