Building a more Progressive Knoxville

De'Ossie D. Dingus Sr. 

Knoxville City Council
3rd District


Who do you want on your City Council? Mr. Dingus served honorably in our military (Army and Airforce!). Mr. Dingus served as a youth officer and a Tennessee State Trooper for 15 years! Mr. Dingus is a community leader and has served our communities in MANY roles! Have you noticed how "SERVE" is repeated over and over in De'Ossie's life? That's no accident. De'Ossie is a man of service and will make you proud to support him! Vote De'Ossie Dingus for 3rd District City Council! It will be one of the best decisions you've ever made!

Meet De'Ossie

De’Ossie Deon Dingus Sr. is 48, unmarried, with 3 adult children. Mr. Dingus has grown up in the City of Knoxville and within the East Knoxville community. Mr. Dingus is a 1988 graduate of Austin-East High School. Mr. Dingus is a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force with combined armed services of 6 years. Mr. Dingus has worked within the criminal justice system both as a Youth Service Officer for the State of Tennessee and as a Tennessee State Trooper with 15 years of combined state service. Mr. Dingus is currently the President and Executive Director of the Alliance House Community of Knoxville, a non-profit founded in 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Mr. Dingus has earned degrees ranging from a Master’s in Management & Leadership from the Liberty University to a Bachelor of Business Administration from King University to an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice from Walter State Community College, to an Associate of Arts from Pellissippi State Community College. Mr. Dingus hold’s his certification as a Rule 31 trained mediator under the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of Tennessee both in General Civil and Family Mediation. Mr. Dingus is a 2016 founding member of the Knoxville Area Black Caucus. Mr. Dingus has held his certification in remodeling and restoration.

Mr. Dingus has been awarded the Engaged Alumnus Excellence award from Pellissippi State Community College for outstanding community work. Mr. Dingus was awarded the PBS "Be More Award" for leadership and project development in his community. Mr. Dingus is serving on the Knoxville Health Advisory Board for Humana health as co-chairs to the committee on Lifestyle and Culture. Mr. Dingus Served on the City of Knoxville's, Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) Community Advisory Committee. Mr. Dingus Serves on the Tennessee Valley Mediation Association Board. Mr. Dingus has been awarded proclamations from both the Tennessee House of Representatives and from the Tennessee State Senate for his work with at-risk Afro-American Youth. Mr. Dingus served as a Knoxville delegate for the 2017 “CEO’s for Cities,” in Greenville, South Carolina.



Mr. Dingus is working with the City of Knoxville on developing the “360 Leadership Alliance Training Course,” “A Step in the Right Direction” targeting young black men, 18-25 years of age, who are struggling to establish a secure and rewarding adult life. Mr. Dingus has partnerships with the UT College of Nursing, the UT College of Social Work, Cherokee Health, the Knox County Health Department and a host of others working to develop and implement healthy initiatives; that will impact equity and health illiteracy of our community.