Our Community

Welcome to the City of Kingsport!

Vision Statement:

Kingsport will be a planned regional center for people and business - the community of choice for the Northeast Tennessee Valley.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the City of Kingsport is to provide economic, educational and quality of life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant and diverse community.


About Kingsport:

Citizen led government remains the standard in Kingsport, a standard set by the City's founding fathers in the early 1900s. Today, grassroots groups in the community comprised of everday citizens from all walks of life led the way in any number of current projects, including the Downtown Academic Village and Higher Education Initiative, RiverWalk, Greenbelt, and new Aquatic Center. Assisting these citizens in many areas are key non-governmental partners, including the Greater Kingsport Area Chamber Of Commerce, Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau, Keep Kingsport Beautiful, NETWORKS Economic Development Partnership of Sullivan County,Kingsport Tomorrow, Downtown Kingsport Association and Funfest.  The Chamber also assists in training tomorrow's leaders through programs such as Leadership Kingsport, ENCORE senior leadership program and SHOUT! youth leadership program, educating and training more than 500 community leaders since 1983. And, don't forget Kingsport's famous FUNFEST summer festival, or downtown concerts held every Thursday and Friday night. To learn more about a wonderful community called Kingsport, please explore the above links and this site. Let us know what you think !!!