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Community Development Staff

Department Director

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson

Rebecca Gibson currently serves as the Director of Knox County Community Development. She oversees Community Development staff and has oversight of federal grant programs passed through to Knox County Government. These grants include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Grant as well as the federally funded State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP). Additionally, Rebecca works with relevant internal Knox County Departments and Offices on Knox County Surplus property disposal. Rebecca has been in various roles with Knox County Community Development since 2003.

U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Grant Program

Jenny Holden: Program And Training Manager
Jenny Holden

Jenny Holden is the Homeland Security Program and Training Manager. She oversees the TN Homeland Security District 2 regional training program which is comprised of Knox County and fifteen surrounding counties. Approximately 1,000 first responders are trained each year through the district program. She also assists with administering the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) received by Knox County for equipment purchases. Jenny started her career in the Knoxville-Knox County Emergency Management Agency and has been with Knox County for seven years.

U. S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) Grant Programs

Pam Brown: Internal Staff Accountant
Pam Brown

Pam Brown is the Internal Staff Accountant for Knox County Community Development (KCCD) and provides detailed organizational oversight to maintain effective department operations. She maintains internal tracking of multiple federal grant funds and related projects for the CDBG and HOME Investments Partnerships programs. Additionally, she has the management oversight of loan servicing for the Knox County Rehab and HOME Investments Partnerships programs. She also coordinates Knox County Community Development special events and has 22 years with Knox County Government.

Iain Christie: Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Iain Christi

Iain Christie is the Knox County Community Development Grants Program Coordinator and provides administrative support involving both the CDBG and HOME Investments Partnerships program. In this capacity, Iain is involved in specific project related oversight of Davis-Bacon, environmental reviews and Section 3 to meet requirements for HUD reporting and compliance. He also is involved in the assessment, recommendation and disposal process for Knox County Surplus property parcels. Iain has served in various roles with Knox County for over 2 years.

Sheila Muenzer: Program Manager
Sheila Muenzer

Sheila oversees grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) including the Community Development Block Grant and the HOME Investments Partnerships Program. Her main focus is with the HOME program and working with housing partners to create affordable single and multifamily housing in Knox County. Other areas include desk and on-site monitoring of housing and public service projects, contract development, and preparation of HUD reports including the Annual Action Plan (AAP) and the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Sheila has served at Knox County for 26 years.

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Community Development

City County Building
Suite 630
400 Main Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Phone: 865-215-3980
Fax: 865-215-3997

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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