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Office of Multicultural Affairs

The City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs was established in November 2005 by City Ordinance 11767, to cultivate an environment of understanding, respect and equality of rights for the diverse cultural populations of Chattanooga. It seeks to encourage understanding and goodwill, promote justice, and work toward eliminating discriminatory practices between and among the citizens of Chattanooga because of race, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability or ethnicity. Individuals who fee that they have been discriminated against should contact the City's Compliance Officer at 423-643-8240.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Goals:

  1. Provide the resources and information small, minority, and women-owned businesses need to compete for business opportunities with the City of Chattanooga.
  2. Work to promote goodwill among City of Chattanooga employees. Open up employment and promotion opportunities within the City to under-represented groups.
  3. Be a presence in the community, promoting diversity and inclusion on behalf of the City of Chattanooga.
  4. Serve as a liaison to the LGBT community on behalf of the Mayor and City Government.

Title VI, and related statutes and regulations, prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

The City of Chattanooga is a recipient of federal financial assistance. If you believe that you have been discriminated against, please contact the City Compliance Officer at 423-643-8240 or to address your concern.

Once you have contacted the Compliance Officer, we will review the form and submit it to our Human Resources Department Director, City Attorney or Office of Multicultural Affairs for further review.

MLK Day of Service January 15, 2018 

Join City of Chattanooga - Government Office of Multicultural Affairs as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through community service. This is our fifth year organizing "A Day on, Not a Day Off" in honor of Dr. King's Legacy.

This year we'll gather for our kickoff event on the east end of Chamberlain Field at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, service projects will be spread out over the entire city! 

Here are some of the ways you can get involved with the 2018 Day of Service:

Submit a Project:
Volunteer (individual or group):
Donate Supplies: 
Become a Sponsor:

Volunteer Check In: 8 - 9 AM
Service Projects Begin: 9 AM
Kickoff Location: UTC Chamberlain Pavilion
Projects will last until 12:30 PM or earlier as tasks are completed.

Office of
Multicultural Affairs

101 E. 11th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone: (423) 643-6702

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