Gwen McKenzie


Gwen McKenzie was elected as City Councilwoman for the 6th District on November 7, 2017 and was sworn in on December 16, 2017.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 is a member of Town Hall East and currently serves on the following boards: CAC, Knoxville Area Urban League, Knoxville Transportation Authority and Zoo Knoxville. Her awards and recognition include Home Federal Bank Hometown Hero and CVS National Paragon Award.