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Global Mayors Forum: Mayor Ron C. Littlefield of Chattanooga, Tennessee

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Graduate School of Journalism, World Room, 3rd Floor

 Global Mayors Forum presents Gig City: The Reinvention of Chattanooga, Tennessee with Mayor Ron C. Littlefield of Chattanooga, Tennessee

The SIPA Global Mayors Forum hosts the leaders of the world's most dynamic cities and demonstrates that cities are the world's most important laboratories for innovative public policy. 

Ron Littlefield was re-elected and sworn in for a second term as Mayor of Chattanooga on April 20, 2009.  Mayor Littlefield is a 1968 graduate of Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. 

Mayor Littlefield brought with him many years of experience in city government and urban planning, having served as Commissioner of Public Works, two terms as the District 6 Councilperson, and having twice served as council chair.  Mayor Littlefield also held the positions of Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Chattanooga and Director of Planning and Operations for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission. He has been an instructor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, as well as a teacher for a postgraduate course on metropolitan politics and policies.

In private life, Mayor Littlefield and his wife Lanis have been married over 40 years.  The couple moved to Chattanooga in 1968.  For more than 30 years, the Littlefield's have lived in the same home in the Glendon Place neighborhood in Brainerd.  They have two grown sons.

Mayor Littlefield serves as a board member for the Southeast Tennessee Development District, Partners for Livable Communities, Community Impact, and the Chancellors Round Table at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Prior to being elected as Mayor, he was elected as Commissioner of Public Works and two terms as the District 6 Councilperson, serving two years as City Council chair.  Mayor Littlefield also held the positions of Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Chattanooga and Director of Planning and Operations for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission.  Mayor Littlefield is a 1968 graduate of Auburn University.

 

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