District 9 Commissioner: Chester Bankston


District 9 Commissioner

Contact Me

County Commission (Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays)

Address: 401 Courthouse, 625 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402.
Phone Number: 423-209-7200 and FAX Number: 423-209-7201


Committees the Commissioner serves on:


The Diversity and Equity Committee

This committee identifies and recommends strategies for addressing benefits, as well as, barriers to diversity and equity. They also formulate recommendations that will assist in enhancing and maintaining a diverse and equitable environment in county government. This committee may also plan information sessions that promote awareness of diversity and equity related issues.


The Education Committee

This committee monitors the Hamilton County School system, consults with the Superintendent and board members to assess needs, make suggestions and support actions to develop and maintain high quality educational programs for all children of Hamilton County.


The Legal and Legislative Committee

This committee handles legal matters involving county government, including relations between the Mayoral and Legislative branches, rules and regulations of the Commission, and State legislative matters.


The Roads, Waste, Energy, Transportation and Zoning Committee

This committee focuses on planning for future developments and and tries to solve possible problems regarding funding, energy, and zoning. They also work on utilizing all rolling stock, garages, and parking lots.


Legislative Staff


Patricia Moore, Legislative Administrator

Responsible for County Commissioners' scheduling appointments, conference calls, and meetings. Follows up on complaints and concerns from constituents for Commissioners and manages the Commission Office (which includes staff, budget, payroll, and purchasing)


Melinda Volker, Legislative Assistant

Responsible for front desk and incoming phone calls for Commission Office as well as correspondence, creative writing, and agenda items for Commissioners. The legislative assistant also provides support to the administrator.

Districts' Information




District Area Geographically

The following is meant to give a general sense of district boundaries. For exact districts browse the GIS map system.

District 1 contains the Soddy-Daisy area. District 2 contains the Signal Mountain area. District 3 contains some of Red Bank. District 4 contains the downtown area. District 5 contains the Tyner area. District 6 contains Lookout Mountain and Tiftonia area. District 7 contains the East Brainerd and Apison area. District 8 contains the East Ridge area. District 9 contains the Snow Hill and Harrison area.


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District Map