Halls Business & Professional Association, Inc.
Message from the President
“I am incredibly excited to officially begin my term as President of the Halls Business and Professional Association, replacing the leadership of our amazing President, Captain Jim Wright. I have had the opportunity to work with Jim and the other incredible board members over this past year. Even though we have been in a pandemic and have had to cancel several monthly meetings and events this organization was still able to provide funding for Thanksgiving Food Baskets, collected over $3,000 in gift cards for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office patrol officers and contributed to various other community programs.
As incoming President, my goal is to promote this organization and the businesses and people that make it great while continuing to strengthen our community involvement. Assisting me in achieving this goal is a board powered 100% by volunteer members. Each one has a specific area of focus, and each bring a diversity of thought and talent to the board.
A few months ago, we asked for your suggestions on how we could make this organization better and more effective. Many of you responded that increased communication and transparency are important to you. It is important to me, and the board, and we have met and discussed several options for improving communication. We are working on updating the website and looking into various other means of using social media to reach out to you and the community. If you have an idea, we would love to hear from you!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being members and encourage you to invite your friends and colleagues to join as we embark on an exciting and challenging 2021. We are looking forward to engaging with and growing our membership in the coming year!
I look forward to a great year serving as your new president. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.”
Kristy Lund – Knoxville Utilities Board
2021 HBPA President
Halls Crossroads is an unincorporated area in North Knox County, immediately north of the city limits of Knoxville, TN in the 37938 zip code (population approximately 17,884 residents). The “crossroads” are Emory Road and Maynardville Highway. Halls is named for Thomas Hall (1758-1833) who moved to the area in 1796 from North Carolina. Mr. Hall served in the Revolutionary War and distinguished himself when he was imprisoned by the British at the Siege of Charleston. For his service, the United States awarded him a parcel of land on the north side of Black Oak Ridge which is today part of the Halls community. The historical Thomas Hall Cemetery is located off Rifle Range Road, near Maynardville Highway and descendants of Thomas Hall still reside in the Halls community.
The Halls community is served by six public Knox County schools, i.e., Adrian Burnett Elementary, Brickey McCloud Elementary, Copper Ridge Elementary, Halls Elementary, Halls Middle, and Halls High. For more information about Halls and the immediate area click on the link below.