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Raquetta Dotley, District 7

ResizedRDotley  RAQUETTA DOTLEY (District 7)
  Contact Information:
  Phone: (423) 643-7180
  Fax: (423) 643-7199
  Mailing Address:
  1000 Lindsay Street
  Chattanooga, TN 37402-4233
Councilwoman Raquetta Dotley is 2024-2025 chair of the Public Safety Committee. She previously served as Chair of the Chattanooga City Council 2023-2024, making history as the first African-American woman elected to the position of chair of the City Council. Prior to her election as chair, she served as Vice Chair of the Council for 2022-2023 and chair of the Council's Equity and Community Development Committee.

Chair Dotley is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a graduate of Brainerd High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and her Masters from Tennessee Temple University, Temple Baptist Seminary. She currently serves as the City Councilwoman for Chattanooga District 7, Executive Director of the Net Resource Foundation, and Administrator for Westside Missionary Baptist Church.

She believes that civic engagement is everyone's responsibility. Everyone has a voice and that voice can be expressed through their vote, input in policy matters, and/or by simply looking out for their neighbor. Voter education, participation, and transportation have been the cornerstone of her civic engagement since 2008. She has served as the co-chair of the Hamilton County Voters Coalition, Get Engaged Chairperson for the local chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, worked with the Black Voter and Proud Voter Projects, and has coordinated multiple Super Saturday events to encourage citizens to vote.

Chair Dotley currently works with the following organizations:

  • Trust for Public Land, Community Partnership Network
  • RiverCity Company, Board Member
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Member
  • Downtown Chattanooga Alliance, Board Member
  • TNDP State Executive Committee, District 10
  • South Chattanooga Community Association, Treasurer/Secretary
  • Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga Community Advisory Council
  • Family Justice Center, Advisory Committee
  • Mayors' Council for Women, Empowerment Committee 
District 7 consists of the following precincts:
  • Alton Park 1 & 2
  • Downtown 1 & 2
  • East Lake
  • St. Elmo 1


Dist 7





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

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



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