Dr. Reid is the City of Knoxville’s Senior Director of Community Relations. In that role, she is the liaison between community organizations and City Government, addressing the concerns of these groups. She also supervises community engagement efforts including the City’s Save Our Sons initiative, the Police Advisory and Review Committee (PARC), the Equal Employment Program and Title VI Programs, among other responsibilities. Prior to this appointment, Avice served the citizens of Knoxville as the Executive Director of PARC for eight years.
Previously Avice served as an information technology specialist and senior manager with the Tennessee Valley Authority. She has been a member of the Leadership Knoxville facilitation services team for over 10 years, working with nonprofit, religious, civic and governmental groups. She currently serves as chair of the team. As a certified master facilitator, Avice designs and facilitates group processes to allow organizations to achieve optimum performance in the following areas: vision/mission, board and staff development, team building, group dynamics, navigating change and data gathering/focus groups.
She is very active in the Knoxville community and is serving, or has served, as a Director on boards such as Leadership Knoxville; 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); The Knoxville (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (President); Knoxville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross (Past Treasurer); the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation; Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee; Executive Women's Association (President); The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee; East Tennessee Foundation; and Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee.