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WELCOME TO THE CHATTANOOGA CITY COUNCIL

 

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ABOUT YOUR CHATTANOOGA CITY COUNCIL

2018-2019 Chairman: Ken Smith, Councilman, District 3

2018-2019 Vice-Chairman: Erskine Oglesby, Jr., Councilman, District 7

Chattanoogans elect a Mayor and all nine Council members on the first Tuesday in March of every fourth year. To be elected, a candidate must receive a majority (50% + 1) of the votes cast; if no candidate garners a majority, a run-off election is held between the two candidates that received the most votes. Runoff elections are held on the second Tuesday of April. Mayor and Council receive their oath of office and their new terms begin on the first Monday after the second Tuesday of April. Also, in April of each year, the Council also elects a Chair and Vice-Chair.

District 1 
Chip Henderson, Councilman
Chair, Public Safety Committee 

District 2
Jerry Mitchell, Councilman
Chair, Public Works and Transportation Committee

District 3
Ken Smith, Council Chairman

District 4
Darrin Ledford, Councilman
Chair, Planning & Zoning Committee

District 5
Russell Gilbert, Sr., Councilman
Chair, Human Resources (HR) Committee

District 6
Dr. Carol Berz, Councilwoman
Chair, Budget & Finance Committee

District 7
Erskine Oglesby, Jr., Council Vice-Chairman
Chair, Legislative Committee

District 8
Anthony Byrd, Councilman
Chair, Economic and Community Development Committee

District 9
Demetrus Coonrod, Councilwoman
Chair, Youth and Family Development Committee

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote an ethical, inclusive environment that enhances and sustains the well-being of all the people by encouraging citizen input and participation at all levels of City government.

MEETING INFORMATION

Meetings of the Chattanooga City Council take place every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Eastern in the Council Assembly Room. The Council Building is behind City Hall. The Council Building address is 1000 Lindsay Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Each Tuesday, Council meetings are live streamed beginning at the 3:00 Agenda Session Session. Agenda Session is then followed by department reports and committee meetings. The Council will reconvene each Tuesday for the 6:00 meeting, which is also live-streamed. All meetings are open to the public and accessible.

In addition, the Council holds Strategic Planning meetings on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Council's J.B. Collins conference room, which is also located inside of the Council Building. Strategic Planning is open to the public.

VIEW WEEKLY COUNCIL MEETINGS HERE.

VIEW AGENDA SESSION AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS HERE.

 Highlights of Chattanooga City Council meetings are broadcast Sundays at 12:30pm on WTCI. Broadcasts are closed-captioned. The series can also be viewed online at wtciTV.org and across digital platforms on the PBS app.

 

 

 

 

City Council
1000 Lindsay Street(map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone:(423) 643-7170
Fax: (423) 643-7199

 

 

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