My Promise to you
It is my honor and privilege to serve as your Chattanooga District 9 Councilwoman. It’s been a long road to get here, and I don’t take my responsibilities lightly. I knew I had to be the change I wanted to see in the world, and that’s why I ran for public office. But just because I won the race, doesn’t mean that the journey is over. It’s just beginning.
It’s my promise to you to work hard every day to help build a better Chattanooga and a better future for ALL of us. We can do better. Together.
Election Day March 2!
Demetrus Coonrod is a passionate community leader and committed advocate for the residents of Chattanooga’s District 9. Elected to the Chattanooga City Council in 2017, Coonrod’s appointment is a culmination of her years of civic service to her district and surrounding communities in Chattanooga.
Before her election to the Council, Coonrod served as President of the Eastdale Neighborhood Association where she worked along with her community for numerous improvements, including a push for long-awaited infrastructure improvements to the Wilcox Tunnel. Outside of her district, Councilwoman Coonrod served the broader Chattanooga community as Vice Chairwoman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, a board member for Causeway, a member of the Community Development Advisory Board, and a Sportsbarn board member.
Councilwoman Coonrod is a Chattanooga local, having grown up in East Chattanooga and graduating from Chattanooga High School in 1993. She earned associate and bachelor degrees in sociology from Chattanooga State Community College in 2012 and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2015, a first generation college graduate. Councilwoman Coonrod was also previously a local business owner... Read More