March 2013 – Andy Berke
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Mayor-elect Andy Berke names first members of administration

  The first three faces of Chattanooga Mayor-elect Andy Berke’s administration were revealed Wednesday, suggesting a newer—and perhaps younger—team to oversee his new city office.  Berke announced Travis McDonough as chief of staff, Andrew Kean as chief operating officer and Stacy Richardson as senior adviser to the mayor and chief policy officer. Both Kean’s and…

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Renew Public Safety | OPEN FORUM

Mayor-elect Andy Berke will be hosting an open forum focused on public safety on March 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the Tennessee Temple University McGilvray Gymnasium. “Our streets are too dangerous,” Mr. Berke said. “We must have a comprehensive plan to reduce the amount of crime in our community.” This forum was announced as the…

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Newly elected officials speak out about rash of shootings

  A rash of gun violence in the city has residents nervous and newly elected city officials formulating plans to reduce the crime problem.   “We got to make sure the community gets involved, and we all pitch in to help our crime issues,” Chattanooga Mayor-elect Andy Berke says. Berke will use a public forum next week to…

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Andy Berke to hold first public forum in Chattanooga March 21

  Chattanooga Mayor-elect Andy Berke will hold the first of a series of forums seeking public input on city issues on March 21, according to a news release. The forum will be held from 5-7 p.m. at McGilvray Gymnasium at Tennessee Temple University. The topic is public safety, the release stated. “Our streets are too…

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Andy Berke analyzing Chattanooga top to bottom

  The first steps of Mayor-elect Andy Berke’s transition will be looking at the way city government operates and getting public input on how to improve it. Staffing for departments and his incoming administration will be the last thing considered, Berke said Friday in an interview. “Before we can be specific about every position in…

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Mayor-Elect Berke Assembles Transition Team

“The people on the transition team are active members of our community who want to shape our future. You look at the list and you see an inclusive group representing all facets of our community. That’s what our administration is going to look like, and that’s how it is going to perform over the next…

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Berke announces members of transition team

Chattanooga Mayor-elect Andy Berke announced Thursday a 13-member transition team, tasked with identifying candidates for key positions in his administration and reviewing city policies as he prepares to be sworn in as mayor on April 15.  In his first press conference since winning the election Tuesday, Berke said Wade Hinton and Travis McDonough would lead…

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Hinton, McDonough To Lead Berke Transition Team

Mayor-Elect Andy Berke has chosen Wade Hinton and Travis McDonough to lead his transition team.   Also on the team are Al Chapman, Stefanie Crowe, Stephen Culp, Kimberly Gavin, Pastor Ternae Jordan, Alison Levovitz, Bill McDonald, Bart Quinn, Chantelle Roberson, Donna Roddy and Donna Williams.   The transition team “will focus on identifying candidates for key positions…

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