Dr. Avice Evans Reid is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her primary and secondary education in the Knoxville School System, and is a graduate of Knoxville College (B.S- Mathematics) and Covington Theological Seminary (Master of Ministry and Doctor of Ministry). She has also earned the Professional Project Management (PMP) certification, and is a certified 21st Century Leadership Facilitator with Leadership Knoxville.
Dr. Reid retired after 34 years of service from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in various capacities, including Mathematician, Systems Analyst, Senior Manager of Information Technology, and Senior Project Manager. Mayor Rogero recently appointed Reid as the City of Knoxville’s Senior Director of Community Relations. In that role, she will supervise community engagement efforts including the City’s Save Our Sons initiative, the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC), and the Equal Business Opportunity Program, among other responsibilities. Prior to this appointment, she served the citizens of Knoxville as the Executive Director of PARC for eight years. She continues to serve nationally as a civilian oversight advocate and as a board member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE).
She is very active in the Knoxville community and is serving, or has served, as a Director on boards such as Leadership Knoxville (Class of 1995); Home Federal Bank of Tennessee; The United Way of Greater Knoxville (Past Secretary); YWCA of Knoxville (Past President); Alpha Pi Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Past President); Alpha Pi Omega Foundation (President); Executive Women's Association (VP of Membership); Knox County Imagination Library Advisory Board; Women’s Fund of East Tennessee; East Tennessee Foundation; Knoxville (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (Vice President); Leadership Knoxville Introduction Knoxville Committee; Knoxville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (Past Treasurer); the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation; Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee. She also serves as a member of the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center Advisory Board; the ITT Technical Institute Knoxville Advisory Committee; member of the Covenant Health System Quality Improvement and Professional Relations Committee.
Dr. Reid was recognized for her exemplary contributions to the community and leadership by the Girl Scouts of Tanasi Council as a 2009 Women of Achievement honoree, and as the Bronze Woman of the Year (2001 – 2002) by the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated. She is also the recipient of the TVA Women of Distinction - Science and Technology Award; a graduate of East Tennessee Regional Leadership; and a member of the East Tennessee Civil Rights Working Group.