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WELCOME TO THE CHATTANOOGA CITY COUNCIL

 

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QUICK LINKS

Current Agenda Register to Speak at Council meetings
Committee Schedule City Council Meeting Live Streams
Strategic Planning City Council Agenda Session Live Streams
2021-2022 Plan of Work Public Notices
Rules of Procedure Request An Open Record
Join the Electronic Council Mtg. Police Advisory and Review Committee

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN COUNCIL MEETINGS

Attend in Person:

In-person meetings take place every Tuesday in the Assembly Room of the John P. Franklin, Sr. City Council Building. Attendees are given an opportunity at the end of each Council meeting to make a public comment on matters within the City Council's jurisdiction.

The City of Chattanooga is currently limiting seating to ensure social distancing guidelines until further notice. Therefore, seats in the Assembly Room will be available on a first come, first serve basis until the maximum safe capacity of 45 persons is reached, as determined and posted by the Fire Marshall. Face coverings must be worn inside the building due to building policy and posted signage. 

Online via Zoom:

  • Click here (council.chattanooga.gov) to be directed to the Zoom login screen.
  • Enter first and last name in the “your name” field.
  • Enter your email address in the appropriate field; click join.
  • If using Zoom for the first time, you can try joining a TEST meeting by clicking here.

In order to submit public comments via Zoom, participants must REGISTER to speak online using this form. The registration form closes at 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday and reopens the next day for registrations the following week.

By Phone:

  • Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or 877 853 5247 (Toll Free) or 888 788 0099 (Toll Free)
  • Enter Webinar ID 366 304 420 when prompted

Watch the YouTube Livestream:

  • Click here to view the YouTube livestream of the Agenda Session, Strategic Planning or Committee meetings.
  • Click here to view the YouTube livestream of the weekly Council meetings.

Email or Physical Mail:

Any person may email comments or questions to the full City Council at Council@chattanooga.gov, or mail your comments to the following address:

City Council
c/o Clerk to Council
1000 Lindsay Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Voicemail for Your District Representative:

To leave a voicemail for your district councilperson, dial (423) 643-7170 and press the number of the district to leave your message. For example, when prompted, press 1 for the District 1 councilperson’s direct line to leave a voicemail.

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.

ABOUT THE CITY COUNCIL

2020-2021 CHAIRMAN - CHIP HENDERSON

2020-2021 VICE-CHAIRMAN - KEN SMITH

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, Council Chairman

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

District 3
Ken Smith, Vice-Chairman
Chair, Legislative Committee

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., Councilman
Chair, Economic & Community Development Committee

District 8
Anthony Byrd, Councilman
Chair, Public Safety Committee

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Photo by Phillip Stevens & Matt Lea