City Council Candidate Forum Friday Is Part Of Newly-Launched Creative Citizenship Program

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Chattanooga City Council Candidate Forum will be held at the Chattanooga Public Library on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the downtown branch on the fourth floor.  The event is part of the newly launched Creative Citizenship program presented by the Chattanooga Chapter of AIGA, a professional association for design, in partnership with the Chattanooga Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Chris Woodhull, a former Knoxville city council representative and current Chattanooga resident, will moderate the forum.

As part of the Creative Citizenship program, candidates running for City Council positions in the upcoming Chattanooga municipal elections will not only present their platforms, but will be asked to discuss how they will each tap the creative citizenry as a resource to solve social issues within their districts. An audience question and answer session will follow the discussion.  

 

Friday’s forum will be followed by Designfest: A Day of Design Thinking and Solutions, on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Public Library. Chattanooga mayoral candidate Andy Berke will kick off the activities.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

The goal for DesignFest is to increase voter turnout in the upcoming March elections, and to brainstorm ideas that will result in future Creative Citizenship events, communications tools, apps and posters. A “Get Out And Vote” poster design rally will be part of Designfest as well and posters designed on Saturday will be printed by Wonderpress and distributed around the city.

 

Attendees are encouraged to participate in the full two-day program. After hearing City Council candidates discuss their positions on Friday evening, teams of citizens will gather Saturday morning to put their heads together to begin brainstorming and designing new techniques to build relationships with the local government.

 

Pre-registration is encouraged for the two-day Forum & DesignFest. Full event details and registration information is available on the AIGA Chattanooga website, http://chattanooga.aiga.org. For additional information please email the AIGA Chattanooga office at DJ@chattanooga.aiga.org.

 

Interested individuals can also follow the Creative Citizenship program on Facebook or on Twitter via cc_chatt.                 

 


Chattanooga Public Library Receives Memorial Gift

Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century members of Prudhomme Fort Chapter  presented books to the genealogical reference section of the Chattanooga Public Library.   Reference books placed were Barbados and Scotland Links 1627-1877,  by David Dobson, 2005; and  Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857  (Volume II) by David Dobson, 2006.  ... (click for more)

Hotwater Road Closed For Slope Work May 2-June 10

The Hamilton County Highway Department reports Hotwater Road will be closed beginning Monday, May 2, for slope stabilization road work that is expected to continue until June 10. (click for more)

Daniel Mooney, 31, Shot On Greenway View Drive Saturday Evening; Warrants Issued For Paul Vandiver, 65

Daniel J. Mooney, 31, was shot Saturday night, and Paul Vandiver, 65, is being sought on several charges. Chattanooga Police responded at 7:17 p.m. on Saturday to  an argument in the homeless camp area near the 400 block of Greenview Way Drive. Mooney suffered a single gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for non-life threatening wounds.  ... (click for more)

Rescuers Help Man After He Falls 30 Feet From Signal Bluff

Rescuers helped a man back up after he fell 30 feet on a Signal Mountain bluff on Saturday night. However, he was not seriously injured. At 11 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting the fall. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded to 1425 East Brow Road. When rescue personnel arrived on the scene, they reported a 25-year-old male had fallen 30 feet off the side of ... (click for more)

Being Proactive With Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It affects an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide,  There is no cure for Parkinson’s, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Source: National Parkinson’s Foundation  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In May

Back when we were kids this day’s battle cry was, “Hooray, hooray for the First of May! Outdoor swimming starts today! With temperatures in the high 80s and we dive in to a new month, our monthly walk in a garden heavy with spring time pollen looks promising … AN ORCHID for the movie “Rocky” on its 40 th anniversary: “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t ... (click for more)