Mayor Jim Coppinger



Mayor

Contact Me

Mayor's Office (Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays)

Address: 625 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402.
Phone Number: 423-209-6100 and FAX Number: 423-209-6101

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The County Mayor is elected to a four year term by the citizens of Hamilton County to head the executive branch of Hamilton County Government.

As the Chief Fiscal Officer for the County, it is the Mayor’s responsibility to oversee the preparation and administration of official budgets and financial reports. In conjunction with division heads, the Mayor manages the daily operations of County General Government and ensures that all applicable laws, policies, and resolutions are implemented.

The Mayor serves on a number of boards and commissions and is empowered to enter into contracts and has authority to negotiate and execute loans, notes or other forms of indebtedness on behalf of Hamilton County. The Mayor works closely with the Chamber of Commerce and other local, state and federal representatives to recruit new businesses and expand existing ones in our area.

The Mayor provides recommendations to the County Commission and keeps them advised of the financial condition and future needs of the County.



Initiatives



Mayors' Smoke Free Community

Learn about how 11 counties are working towards being smoke free.


Thrive 2055

A vision for responsible and inspired growth in the Chattanooga area.


Velocity 2040

Tell us what you think the Hamilton County area should be in 2040.
Take the survey en Español (nueva pestaña) or in English (new tab)


Pulse Point

Be a part of quicker CPR response rates by providing real time information on CPR crises and up-to-date information on the location of Automated External Defibrillators.


The Read 20 Program

Learn how we are improving literacy using stories, and how you can help by donating your time and books.


Step ONE

An initiative to promote opportunities for better nutrition and more exercise for all ages.


Hamilton Shines

An initiative to decrease littering through improved education.
The results of the billboard design competition.


Southeast Tennessee Pathways Program

Southeast Tennessee Pathways
A regional effort to prepare students for the industries of the future. Both the Information Technology track and the Advanced Manufacturing track are available in Hamilton County.


Tennessee Promise and
Tennessee Reconnect

Learn about initiatives that are helping Tennesseans pursuing higher education regardless of age.
High School Seniors: Go to the Tennessee Promise and Adults: Go to Tennessee Reconnect.

Mayor's Staff

Behind all the successes of the Mayor's Office is a dedicated staff:


Michael Compton

Jennifer Pukenas

Mike Dunne

Tonda Paris



Shawn Johnson

Natalie Paulsen

Megan Hollister

Tim Andrews

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