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Ken Smith, District 3


Smith resized  KEN SMITH, VICE CHAIR (District 3)
  Contact Information:
  Phone: (423) 643-7188
  Fax: (423) 643-7199
  City Council Building
  1000 Lindsay Street
  Chattanooga, TN  37402-4233
 
  E-Mail: kensmith@chattanooga.gov
 
Councilman Ken Smith is a local businessman, community advocate and father of three children, ages 3 through 16. He is the Vice Chair of the Council for 2017-2018. He also serves as co-chair of the Council's Innovation Technology Committee.
 
He works for The Johnson Group as the as firm's Chief Information Officer. Prior to that he spent 10 years as a small business owner in Chattanooga, experiencing economic hardships, payroll challenges and budget cuts, and most of all, learning the importance of developing a strong, clear vision for getting back to the basics. Councilman Smith believes that without fully addressing critical needs, success is hindered right from the beginning.
 
His community involvement spans from volunteering and serving as chairman of non-profits to mentoring future leaders through Leadership Chattanooga. Councilman Smith chairs the Boards of both Re:Start - The Center for Adult Education and the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association; he also serves on the Boards of Directors for Chattanooga's Kids on the Block and the Friends of Hixson. His experience serving on non-profit boards and working with Leadership Chattanooga exposed him to dealing with state and locally funded budgets -- critical leadership and organizational skills needed to build consensus among multiple parties, and the importance of using limited resources to achieve the maximum impact in the community.

As a father of three children, Councilman Smith is very concerned with the future of Chattanooga. While appreciating it is a beautiful place to live and raise a family, he believes there are short and long-term needs that need to be better addressed in order for Chattanooga to reach its potential. These include managing growth and development, creating strong and vibrant neighborhoods, bringing better transparency and more accountability to city government, and addressing our critical infrastructure needs. Councilman Smith's focus will be to bring inclusive and positive leadership to the City Council by being a voice of the citizens and getting back to the basics of providing essential services to the taxpayers of Chattanooga.

Councilman Smith and his family attend Hixson United Methodist Church where his children attend Sunday School and Youth Group and his wife serves on the Education Board. 
 
 
District 3 consists of the following precincts:
  • Dupont
  • Hixson 2 & 3
  • Murray Hills 1 & 2
  • Northwoods 1

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

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

 

 

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