May 2016 – Andy Berke
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Mayors Berke and Coppinger Join to Establish Mayor’s Art Award

Today, Mayors Andy Berke and Jim Coppinger announced the creation of a new Mayor’s Art Award. A partnership with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s Art Award will recognize businesses that support our area’s artist community. “Art expresses the unique identity of our city,” said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. “Our collection of Public…

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Mayor Berke’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 Released to Public

This afternoon, during a City Council Budget and Finance Committee session, Mayor Berke’s Administration presented the first glimpse of the Fiscal Year 2017 City of Chattanooga budget. The estimated general fund revenue for fiscal year 2017 for the City of Chattanooga is $230,275,000 and the allocations within the budget, including over $3.5 million for paving,…

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Get Fit Challenge: Hike Stringer’s Ridge

Take the Get Fit Challenge and join Mayor Berke for a community hike at Stringer’s Ridge on SATURDAY, MAY 21 at 11 AM. The Get Fit Challenge is a recent initiative from Mayor Berke’s Office that showcases the variety of outdoor opportunities available in Chattanooga and demonstrates how easy it is to add different fitness…

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Mayor Berke Keynotes Global Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

On May 11, 2016, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke addressed a global delegation of leaders from cities and countries across the world regarding the July 16, 2015, terror attack and provided feedback on ways cities can establish their own strategies to counter violent extremism. The first annual Strong Cities Network Global Summit is currently being held…

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This City is Giving Super-Fast Internet to Poor Students

Homework is hard. Homework when you don’t have an internet connection can be impossible. Around 5 million homes with school-age children don’t have high speed internet, according to the Pew Research Center. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, 22.5% of residents live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and nearly 25,000 kids are on the public…

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Bike to Burgers w/Berke

This month, in honor of National Bike to Work Day, we’re partnering with GreenTrips to Bike to Big River for lunch. Join a group bike ride from Miller Park over to Big River on Broad St. where I will be joining everyone for lunch. Join me on May 20 at noon. Bring your own bike…

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