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From the City Desk is a podcast from the City of Kingsport, Tennessee. Join hosts Chris McCartt, Kingsport's City Manager, and Hannah Purdy as they go behind the scenes of your local government. Whether you're a Kingsport citizen or just somebody who wants to know more about how a city operates, subscribe now so you never miss an episode!

From the City Desk City of Kingsport

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From the City Desk is a podcast from the City of Kingsport, Tennessee. Join hosts Chris McCartt, Kingsport's City Manager, and Hannah Purdy as they go behind the scenes of your local government. Whether you're a Kingsport citizen or just somebody who wants to know more about how a city operates, subscribe now so you never miss an episode!

    February BMA Recap: Economic Development, Paving and PILOT

    February BMA Recap: Economic Development, Paving and PILOT

    City Manager Chris McCartt and Hannah Purdy, from the Public Information and Communcations office, hit the highlights of February's Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings in Kingsport, Tennessee. It was a month of looking forward, featuring lots of discussion around economic and residential development. Here's what they cover: 
    Visit Kingsport and Downtown Kingsport Association's 2020/2021 updateBudget adjustmentsCARES Act grantsKFD's Fire Training FacilityStrategic Planning Session: Economic DevelopmentMaterials agreements for residential developmentPaving funding for the Eastern Star areaPILOT agreement with Eastman

    • 28 min
    January BMA Recap: Parks Master Plan, Firefighter Training and More

    January BMA Recap: Parks Master Plan, Firefighter Training and More

    This week on From the City Desk, City Manager Chris McCartt sits down with Hannah Purdy to discuss January's Board of Mayor and Alderman meetings. Here's what they discuss:
     An interim appointment to the Board of EducationParks and Recreation Master PlanA new training facility for Kingsport's Fire DepartmentThe 2020 Comprehensive Financial ReportA grant application for the new Riverbend ParkListen in to learn more!

    • 18 min
    ServeKingsport and Getting Involved in Your Community

    ServeKingsport and Getting Involved in Your Community

    Hannah talks with Maxine Poole of the Public Information & Communications Department about ServeKingsport, the City of Kingsport's process for finding new volunteers to serve on boards and commissions. Have a New Year's resolution to get more involved in your community? Fill out the ServeKingsport form!

    ServeKingsport: https://forms.gle/6DBpyuSCCLfWW3df9
    United Way Volunteer Portal: https://www.volunteer-united.org/

    • 10 min
    BMA Recap: December 2020

    BMA Recap: December 2020

    Kingsport City Manager Chris McCartt breaks down the final BMA meetings of 2020, including a few updates on the Brickyard Park development and a retirement recognition for outgoing Police Chief David Quillin. 

    • 35 min
    Downtown Kingsport Association and Shopping Local

    Downtown Kingsport Association and Shopping Local

    This week, Hannah sits down with Robin Cleary, director of the Downtown Kingsport Association, to talk about the small businesses in our community, how they've been surviving this eventful year, and how you can support them this holiday season. Tune in to hear some great gift ideas from local Kingsport merchants!

    For more on DKA, visit downtownkingsport.org.

    • 23 min
    BMA Recap: November 2020

    BMA Recap: November 2020

    On the Board of Mayor and Aldermen docket this November: development initiatives, water treatment, and more. Listen in for the highlights of this month's BMA agendas from City Manager Chris McCartt. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Adrienne13* ,

Informative and an Easy Listen

Super easy breakdown of what’s going on with Kingsport. Easy to listen to and packed with interesting, good information!

Gail Colonial Heights ,

Great communication!

Great first episode! Really covered a lot!

hannah_ep_ ,

Super excited for this!

Great way to stay informed and learn about local government.

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