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Gwen McKenzie is a lifelong resident of the 6th District and has been active in the community for many years. 

Gwen For the Win


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  • Economic Development
  • Community Revitalization
  • Programs for Youth and Families
  • Community Policing

Community Involvement

Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat For Humanity, Mission Of Hope, The Love Kitchen, Crutcher Memorial Youth Enrichment Center, Knoxville Area Urban League

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About Gwen

Gwen's Story

Gwen McKenzie is a lifelong resident of the 6th District and has been active in the community for many years. 

Gwen’s passion for service and equality was instilled in her by her parents the late Woodrow Z. Wilson (first Executive Director of the Knoxville Area Urban League and Civil Rights Activist) and the late Dora C. Wilson (retired school teacher and community volunteer).  Gwen and her husband Sam have a total of 6 children and 1 dog (Lucky) she lives in East Knoxville and attends Foster Chapel Baptist Church.  

Gwen's Community Involvement

Gwen has volunteered with various organizations to include:

• Second Harvest Food Bank

• Habitat For Humanity

• Mission Of Hope

• The Love Kitchen

• Crutcher Youth Enrichment Center

• Knoxville Area Urban League

• National Achiever’s Society

• Shoes for School 

• Read and Rise

• Project Ready Program

Gwen is a member of the Knoxville Links, Incorporated and Town Hall East. She currently serves on the Knoxville Area Urban League Board and Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.  She is a former board member of Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Girl Talk, Inc., and Tanasi Girl Scout Council. 

Awards and Recognition: Home Federal Bank Hometown Hero and CVS National Paragon Award 

Gwen's "Favorite Quote"

"I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless."

                               Whitney M. Young


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