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Mayor's Council for Women

The Mayor’s Council for Women was first announced by Mayor Andy Berke at his 2015 State of the City Address.  The Council was tasked by Mayor Berke with making policy recommendations about issues affecting women within Chattanooga and across the region.

The Mayor enlisted the help of State Representative JoAnne Favors and Chattanooga City Council Chair Dr. Carol Berz as the co-chairs for the inaugural Council. Representative Favors and Dr. Berz established a framework for the development of the Council to allow women from all walks of life and professions to participate. The Council is made up of six working groups organized around broad categories – Economic Opportunity, Education, Health, History, Justice, and Leadership. Each working group has at least two organizers and approximately a dozen members.

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Below are the reports from the Mayor’s Council for Women and reflects months of hard work, research, and thoughtful dialogue.  It is the intent of the leadership of the Council to share these documents with legislative and executive governmental bodies, as well as relevant community partners, to help create positive policy changes to advance the status of women and their families in Chattanooga and throughout the region.

Mayor's Council for Women Policy Papers - October 2015

Mayor's Council for Women Policy Papers - February 2016

Mayor's Council for Women Policy Papers - August 2016

Mayor's Council for Women Leadership Matters - Summer 2016

Mayor's Council for Women Leadership Matters - Fall 2016




City of Chattanooga
Mayor's Council for Women
101 E. 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Council for Women 

Co-Chairs of the Council
Dr. Carol B. Berz, Chattanooga City Council
Representative JoAnne Favors, Tennessee House of Representatives

Council for Women Subcommittees
Economic Opportunity

Photo by Phillip Stevens and Matt Lea