City of Knoxville seeking $5 million ideas from public

City of Knoxville seeking $5 million ideas from public

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The city of Knoxville is looking for innovative ideas from the public as part of a national Mayors Challenge program.

The competition is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, a non-profit organization founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The goal is to collect creative, cutting-edge ideas for Knoxville and other cities to improve fields like education, the environment, public health and other social issues across the country.

According to the website, the competition aims to "make government work better, solve a serious problem, or improve city life."

The city with the top idea will receive a $5 million grant and another four cities will receive $1 million grants to implement the ideas.

"This is an opportunity for bold ideas that create innovative approaches to improve life in Knoxville," Mayor Madeline Rogero said in a press release. "We have very creative people in Knoxville, and we would love to hear your ideas."

If you or someone you know would like to submit an idea, go here. Proposals will be collected between July 30 and August 10.

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