Voices of East Tennessee: East Knoxville with Albert Nelson
Meet Albert Nelson
Nelson works as a manager at the Community Action Committee's East Neighborhood Center, east of downtown Knoxville.
"By doing that, I get to know a lot of people in the community. I love where I live," he says.
Nelson has called East Knoxville home since the 1970s. He's part of a coalition working to identify community health challenges and help beautify East Knoxville, improve walkability and access to nutritious and affordable food. We meet in the heart of Five Points, a historically African American neighborhood.
We'll hear more from Nelson in an upcoming TruckBeat story about residents' efforts to improve the health of East Knoxville communities.