Kelly Administration Proposes Innovative Affordable Housing Tax Incentive Reform

New of Payment in Lieu of Taxes program would allow for more participation from more developers, even lower rents in affordable units, and program adjustments by ZIP code Today, City of Chattanooga Chief Housing Officer Nicole Heyman proposed a package of reforms to Chattanooga’s Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) program for affordable housing projects. […]

Mayor Kelly joins Cong. Fleischmann, EPB, UTC, United Way to celebrate federal funding for Chattanooga projects

Cong. Fleischmann delivered more than $20 million in projects for Chattanooga in the recent federal appropriations process. Today Mayor Kelly joined Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, EPB CEO David Wade, UTC Chancellor Steve Angle and officials from the United Way and Chattanooga Police Department to celebrate Chattanooga’s community project funding secured by Congressman Fleischmann in the recent […]

Chattanooga Earns $4 Million in Federal Grants to Improve Pedestrian Safety, Walkability and Connectivity

$2 Million Reconnecting Communities grant will help planning and engineering for Westside Evolves, $2 Million Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation grant to implement technology for detecting vulnerable road users at mid-block crossings The US Department of Transportation has announced that the City of Chattanooga has earned $4 million in two federal grants that will help […]

Tennessee American Water Names Grady Stout as Vice President of Operations

Grady Stout has been named vice president of operations for Tennessee American Water. Stout succeeds Doug Wagner, who has been named American Water’s vice president of health and safety.  In this operations role, Stout will lead the Safety, Water Quality, Field Operations, Production, and Maintenance teams in Chattanooga and the Sequatchie Valley.  “Grady has proven […]

Ruby Falls and American Heart Association Take Steps to Promote Heart Health

100 Million Steps in March Returns to Ruby Falls for 7th Consecutive Year ccepting the American Heart Association month-long challenge to walk 100 million steps, Ruby Falls launches the 7th annual “100 Million Steps in March” initiative on March 1. Participants of the ambitious Ruby Falls endeavor, including guests and staff members, will have the entirety of March—31 days—to […]


Chattanooga 2.0 has joined the StriveTogether Cradle to Career Network and is now part of a national movement to help every child succeed in school and in life, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or circumstance.  Chattanooga-Hamilton County is now one of 70 communities across the country with whom StriveTogether partners to close gaps and […]