Chattanooga Mayor's Council for Women Welcomes You

OUR VISION

Every woman in Chattanooga will have the opportunity to live her best life.

OUR MISSION

To effect policies that create positive change for women in Chattanooga

OUR VALUES

Respect, Inclusion, Equity, Equality

The Mayor's Council for Women is made up of three focus areas that work together to break down the barriers that prevent too many women in our community from living the life they want to live. To find out more, click on the topic of your choice below.

EMPOWERMENT

Focuses on issues that relate to economic self-sufficiency and political engagement.

HEALTH

Focuses on issues that relate to healthcare and its access by all.

JUSTICE

Focuses on issues that relate to justice for all women.

HOW WE DO OUR THING

Based on a system-focused, data-driven model, the following three-pronged approach is used to address each policy issue: 

  • Identify: Members of MCW committees identify issues that prohibit women from living their best lives.
  • Research: Once a topic is identified and selected, the research begins to make the case.
  • Recommend:  The published study includes policy recommendations for government to consider.

Each committee includes individual workgroups tasked with research, analysis and publication.   

The goal of each publication is to impact barriers through education that leads to improved government policy.  

To be a part of our work, review the focus areas and sign up.....for any or all that interest you!

 

OUR ROOTS

In 2015, Mayor Andy Berke announced the creation of the Mayor's Council for Women.  The new Council was tasked with making policy recommendations about issues affecting women in Chattanooga and across the region.  He enlisted the help of Councilwoman Carol Berz and former State Representative JoAnne Favors to co-chair the inaugural Council.  Co-Chairs Berz and Favors established a framework for the development of the council to allow women from all walks of life, background, and professions to participate.

Today Mayor Tim Kelly actively supports the vision.  Through funding, staff support and ongoing dialogue, Mayor Kelly ensures that the work of the Mayor's Council for Women is vital to the health and wellbeing of our city.

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OUR ANNUAL STATEWIDE POLICY CONFERENCE 

 

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For committee sign-ups, please fill out the interest form by clicking on this link.

For general inquiries, please fill out a contact form by clicking on this link.