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


To effect policies that create positive change forwomen in Chattanooga


Respect, Inclusion, Equity, Equality

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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.


Healthcare Education and Access


Justice and Legal Literacy


Economic Independence and Political Engagement

Mayor Tim Kelly
Dr. Carol Berz - Chairwoman

Steering Committee
Liz Appling - Erlanger Health
Krissa Barclay - Hamilton County Schools Foundation
Jenni Berz - Private Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
Shadrina Booker - City of Chattanooga
Stefanie Crowe - AegleWealth
Rosite Delgardo -  University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Rachel Dooley - City of Chattanooga
Dr. Donna Hobgood -  Erlanger Health
Michelle Howard - Partnership for Families, Children & Adults
Jocelyn Loza - Girls  Inc. of Chattanooga
Regina McDevitt -  Family Justice Centerr
Beverly McKeldin - AfLAC
Eve Nite - Erlanger Health
Melody Shekari - Chattanooga Women’s Fund
Kimberly Strong - City of Chattanooga


Everything we do is research based.  Established 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.
  • Endorse:  Once an issue has been identified, the sponsors bring to the steering committee their research model.  
  • 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.

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