Lindsay Stepping Down As Full-Time CFO At CHA

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

During a Chattanooga Housing Authority meeting Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that CFO Philippe Lindsay would be stepping down from the full-time position to work with the CHA on a contractual basis.

CHA Executive Director Betsy McCright said, "Our plan and hope is that after he leaves the full time staff, he will be able to be here about 40 hours a month to work with us on some of the things he has expertise in."

Mr. Lindsay joined CHA in early 2010 after working as a consultant for the agency for nearly two years.

During his financial update to the Board, Mr. Lindsay said, "This is the first quarter I think I've ever seen that our collections exceeded what we're writing off."

 It was announced that the sale of the Tubman housing property had officially gone through. For this quarter, the number of criminal activity detainers filed was also down.

 Ms. McCright also presented new staff member Katie Morgan, hired as the coordinator of special projects.

 A local artist who has had work displayed in the Hunter Museum of American Art also asked the CHA for help with a program for at-risk youth.

Artist Charlie Newton said, "We want to offer free art to get them off the street and get out of bad environments."

According to Mr. Newton, the program, called "Splash," will "create a safe place housed in a professional studio environment for young artists including urban, rural, low-income and disadvantaged at-risk youth to grow and express themselves through fine arts."

He told the Board, "We want to offer everything to the kids free."

He also said the program would give the young artists a chance to exhibit and sell their work through community art events.

Board members said they would discuss the matter further and work with Mr. Newton to help him find a location.


green|spaces Announces Winner In NextGen Homes

green|spaces hosted the NextGen Homes Design Competition Finale on Tuesday. With over 100 people in attendance, teams consisting of architects,engineers and contractors from a 200-mile radius gathered to hear the announcement of the winning design. The top six teams presented their designs to the crowd explaining the elements of the first Net Zero Energy homes to be built in Chattanooga. ... (click for more)

Blind Golf Champion And Cancer Survivor David Meador To Inspire Tennessee Realtors

When David Meador lost his eyesight in a horrific car accident at 18, the setback could have marked the end of a promising life. Instead, through faith and fortitude, Mr. Meador turned that devastating circumstance into the beginning of a remarkable journey of overcoming odds and inspiring others along the way. Mr. Meador—a four-time National Blind Golf champion, successful ... (click for more)

EPB Officials Huddle With Attorneys Over City Street Lighting Issue

EPB board members huddled with attorneys on the issue of billing for city street lights on Friday morning. EPB Chairman Joe Ferguson asked for the private session with attorneys Rick Hitchcock and Tom Greenholtz of Chambliss Bahner. Don Lepard, owner of Global Green Lighting, earlier filed a $10 million "whistle blower" lawsuit, claiming overbilling by EPB on street lighting. ... (click for more)

City Council Taking Applications From Those Interested In Serving On City IDB

The City Council is taking applications from those interested in serving on the city industrial Development Board (IDB).   There are four vacancies on the board that has been in the news for its controversial approval and re-approval of $9 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for developers of Aetna Mountain. Resumes are due by Sept. 29.   ... (click for more)

Walking Among Memories, The USS LST-325

I have walked among the head stones at Flanders Fields and have seen the entrenchment of soldiers with only bayonet tips sticking out of the earth. Later I traveled to Normandy where I stood on the sand and made scuff marks with my shoes on Omaha Beach and climbed the hill to the magnificent American Cemetery there. I again walked among the many, many tomb stones so neatly and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Troubling Jameis Winston

One of the greatest things about the American legal system is that each and every crime is judged on its own merits. Just because Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy were each arrested for domestic abuse earlier this week, each National Football League football hero will be given an independent hearing and trial, if need be, ... (click for more)