Chattanooga's 2013 Women Of Distinction Announced

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The 10 2013 Women of Distinction honorees have been announced by the American Lung Association in Tennessee. They will be honored at the 28th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, April 30, at the Chattanooga Convention Center Ballroom.

The event, which benefits the American Lung Association in Tennessee, is a Chattanooga tradition that honors one Tennessee Woman of Distinction, plus 10 of the Chattanooga area's most accomplished women who have distinguished themselves within their family, career, and community as well as three high school seniors –Young Women of Distinction.

The Tennessee Woman of Distinction and Young Women of Distinction have not yet been announced.

The 10 Women of Distinction are:

Ann Ball- Chattanooga Presents-Operations Director
Julie Brandao- BB&T Vice President, Family Risk Management
Kim Chapman- WTVC- News Channel 9 Anchor
Holly Harwell- Keller Williams Realty
Pam Ladd- Chattanooga City Council, Chair,
Mary Stewart Lewis- Regional Director of AT&T
Kristina Montague- UTC Assistant Dean, External Affairs
Carol Mutter- Mayor, Lookout Mountain,Tn. & Law Professor
Diane Parks- Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce-Director, Leadership and Community and
Jean Burke Young- Community Volunteer.

Lynda Minks Hood is chairing this year's event.

The annual event benefits the American Lung Association in Tennessee and its mission to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States today. In Tennessee alone, more than 814,000 children and adults are affected by lung disease such asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer. 

Individual and table reservations, plus various sponsorship levels will be available through www.TNWomenofDistinction.org or by calling the ALA office at 629-1098.

Monies raised from the Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon help fund medical research, advocacy and education here and nationwide and ensure clean air and healthy lungs for all Tennesseans. 


Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen To Speak On U.S. Healthcare Policy

Former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and David Merritt, managing director for Luntz Global Partners, will discuss “Healthcare Policy in the US: Where We are Going in the Next Decade,” as the featured speakers at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga’s Internal Medicine Update. Gov. Bredesen and Mr. Merritt will also take part in a panel discussion with: ... (click for more)

Christmas Nights Of Lights Comes To Camp Jordan

The East Ridge Parks and Recreation Department announced Camp Jordan Park will present the Christmas Nights of Lights. This drive-thru Christmas light show will open on Nov. 15 and run through Jan. 3. The show will begin nightly at dusk and run through 10 p.m. with extended hours on the weekends.  Parks and Recreation Director Stump Martin said this is something the entire ... (click for more)

Linear Park Planned As Extension Of Walnut Street Bridge In Front Of Planned Boutique Hotel

A linear park that will be an extension of the Walnut Street Bridge public space is planned in front of a new boutique hotel at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way (Second Street). Mitch Patel of Vision Hospitality on Tuesday night told nearby residents that "the city pushed this idea of a linear park, and we agree that it is a great idea." He said the current situation in which ... (click for more)

Sharply-Divided City Council Approves Office Reorganization; Councilman Freeman Calls Move "Evil, Hellish"

A sharply-divided City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4 to completely reorganize the council office, leaving current staffers without a job down the road but with the option to reapply. Councilman Moses Freeman called the move "evil" and "hellish." He said, "We are punishing somebody on a personal level," though he said the office has been running smoothly. Saying the majority ... (click for more)

How To Reform The City Industrial Development Board - And Response (3)

My aims is to bring to the public’s attention the need for procedural changes that, if implemented, would significantly improve the information available the public, to the City Council and to the City Industrial Development Board about the verifiable benefits and costs of tax incentive financing structures and to make the entire process transparent. The public, the City ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My October Garden

Hark! It is the first day of October and, as I make my monthly stroll through the garden, I find a growing numbers of leaves and acorns. Autumn leaves are beautiful while acorns are nuts, thus you will get the idea as we make our monthly awards: A PRETTY LEAF to Phil Hughes after the Minnesota Twins pitcher came within one inning of earning a $500,000 bonus this season. The deal ... (click for more)