Deep Community Roots

Deep Community Roots

Over 30 years of community service, Wayne has served as a youth sports coach for 10 years; a volunteer with West High School baseball and the University of Virginia baseball; board member of THRIVE Lonsdale; member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church for 20 years; Executive Director of the non-profit Knox Youth Sports at Lakeshore Park for two decades; and voted in every local election in Knoxville for 30 years.

Furthermore, it is deeply gratifying to receive support from so many of my fellow Knoxvillians who are deeply involved in the community and have known me for many years.

I strongly support for parks and greenways after seeing first hand how the parks and greenways are used by so many during my time at Knox Youth Sports at Lakeshore Park.

Opiod Addiction
In Health

Opiod Addiction

Opioid addiction is much in the news and much on the minds of many a Knoxvillian as well as numerous Knoxville neighborhood associations. Wayne believes we need to fully support addiction recovery services and our law enforcement to stop the spread of this debilitating disease.

Practical Education & Health Initiatives

Practical Education & Health Initiatives

Wayne believes our children are our most valuable asset. We need to promote youth activities, mentoring programs, develop more healthy outlets, and focus on improving our economy and keeping our youth in the city after they graduate.

Safe & Stable Communities
In Health

Safe & Stable Communities

Wayne believes in fostering growth in the community through smart and efficient economic policies. However, we must also take into account how those policies affect traffic congestion, noise and pollution in our city. As your City Councilman for the 2nd District, Wayne will make smart economic growth a priority, by supporting Innovation Valley, the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Knoxville initiatives.

Economic Growth

Economic Growth

Wayne believes zoning and development rules should respect our communities for current and future generations. He will focus on city policies that support continued growth, but not at the expense of our quality of life.