Lauren Rider


Serving her first term representing Knoxville's 4th District

Elected on November 7, 2017, Lauren was sworn in on December 16, 2017.
Lauren lives in North Knoxville with her husband, Steven Rider, a Neurologist at UTMC, two sons, Finley, age 14, Hagen, age 12, and their two poodles, Spike and Georgie.

Zoo Knoxville event

For the past 16 years, Lauren Rider has worked on community issues in North Knoxville. She became involved when her neighborhood was working with city engineering on a traffic calming plan. She later gained experience in zoning and planning by working with neighbors throughout the city to oppose a zoning proposal that threatened low-to-moderate income housing.

MLK Jr. Commission Comm. Lunch - 2020

MLK lunch 2020

Lauren then progressed to solving problems of blighted, condemned properties that were slated for demolition by the city at tax-payer expense. 

She organized community-based efforts to re-build abandoned, condemned properties and return them to the tax rolls. To foster stability in the community, she continues to collaborate with businesses and neighborhoods.

Council Members get a taste of Firefighter Training!

Fire Training

Lauren Rider, a native of Evans, Georgia, is a faculty member at Pellissippi State Community College, serving as the Librarian at their Division Street campus. She previously worked as a Research Librarian in Healthcare at Methodist Medical Center-Oak Ridge, the National Library of Medicine’s Go Local-Indiana project, and at Community Health Network of Indiana.

Master of Library Science, Indiana University (2002)
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Georgia State University (1997)

Bike Walk Knoxville 2019 - Broadway Corridor