"Anything and everything you have experienced has been purposeful. It has brought you to where you are now."
- Iyanla Vanzant
Principled. Proven. Progressive.
The most important titles that Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod will ever hold are "mom" and "proud grandmother." Coonrod the oldest of four children, grew up in a working-class family in East Chattanooga. She's risen from humble beginnings, including a felony conviction, to live a purposeful life of service in a city she's proud to call home.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
– Les Brown
Public Servant for District 9
City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod serves the people of Chattanooga with a platform to build stronger families, neighborhoods, and city.
Prison to Purpose
It's no secret Demetrus Coonrod faced significant hurdles growing up in East Chattanooga, including a felony conviction. "Prison to Purpose: A Past that Shaped My Future" is her story of redemption and journey from convict to councilwoman
CERTIFIED LIFE COACH
As a Certified Life Coach, Demetrus Coonrod works to empower individuals to move forward in life and to understand the endless possibilities life has to offer. She frequently shares her personal testimony of redemption at speaking engagements and during mentorship opportunities.