The UTC Chapter of Sigma Xi will host a presentation by Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the UTC University Center Auditorium. Mayor Berke will speak about “Technology and Chattanooga.” This event is free and open to the public.
According to chattanooga.gov, Mayor Berke was elected to serve as mayor of Chattanooga on March 5. He has focused his public service on making streets safer, providing every child with the opportunity for success, promoting economic and community development, and ensuring that government budgets on outcomes and effectiveness.
Elected to the State Senate in 2007 and re-elected to a second term in 2008, Mayor Berke became the vice-chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus. During his tenure, he worked on key legislation like Tennessee Works, First to the Top, and Complete College Tennessee and served on the Senate Education and Transportation Committees.