Berke Names 2 To City Leadership Positions

Lee Norris Named Administrator Of Public Works; Ron Swafford Named City Court Clerk

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced two more individuals will join his team. Lee Norris has been chosen as administrator of Public Works and Ron Swafford has been chosen as City Court clerk.

“Today I am pleased to announce two individuals with the experience and leadership skills needed to help implement my vision for Chattanooga and city government,” said Mayor Berke. “Lee has done an excellent job leading Public Works during this transition, and Ron has decades of experience as well as an outstanding reputation in our court system. I am confident both will work hard to ensure that city functions and services are delivered in the most effective and efficient manner for our community.”

Mr. Norris has served as deputy administrator of Public Works since 2005. He began his work with the City of Chattanooga over a decade ago, after a career in the U.S. Army where he served in a variety of public works related positions culminating as the Garrison Chief of Staff. Mr. Norris is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BS in economics and received a graduate degree in construction management from Texas A&M.

Mr. Swafford served in the Hamilton County Juvenile Court for close to 30 years, including as Juvenile Court clerk from 1998 to 2010. Mr. Swafford also served as administrator of Human Services for the City of Chattanooga and in the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults as the Crime Victim Outreach coordinator. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Mr. Swafford served on the Chattanooga City Council for five years, representing District 5.

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