Jeff Cannon Leaves City Government: Brent Goldberg Elevated To Chief Operating Officer

Friday, July 11, 2014

This morning, in communications to city leadership and employees, Mayor Andy Berke announced Brent Goldberg will transition to chief operating officer (COO) for the city of Chattanooga. Mr. Goldberg has served as Deputy COO for the city since June of 2013.

Prior to that, he was the director of finance and operations at the Public Education Foundation and director of accounting at US Xpress. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Goldberg received his master's degree at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

 “Brent was instrumental in the budgeting for outcomes process and has a vast understanding of the operations of city government. I have no doubt he will be successful in his new position,” said Mayor Berke.

Earlier this week, Jeff Cannon submitted his resignation as chief operating officer to pursue opportunities in both the public and private sector, officials said.

“Jeff has done an incredible job. He has been an asset to the City and a great friend. I have no doubt he will have tremendous success in his next venture,” said Mayor Berke. “I know Jeff is entrepreneurial at heart and he will take his knowledge and experiences to improve the lives of people living and working in our city.”

Click here to read Mr. Cannon's resignation letter.




Pair Charged With Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Rape

The Hamilton County Grand Jury has indicted two men on charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape. Charged are Darren Lee Smith, 22, and Iver Diaz-Cruz, 19. The indictment says the incident with a woman happened Dec. 28 and 29. Witnesses include an East Ridge detective and an employee of 4 A's Inn on Ringgold Road. (click for more)

Red Bank Commission Meeting Agenda For Feb. 16

Here is the Red Bank Commission meeting agenda for Feb. 16: I. Call to Order – Mayor John Roberts AMENDED II. Roll Call – City Manager ___ Mayor Roberts, ___ Vice-Mayor Pierce, ___ Commissioner Causer,  ___ Commissioner LeCompte, ___ Commissioner Pope III. Invocation – IV. Pledge of Allegiance – V. Consideration of the Minutes for approval or correction: ... (click for more)

Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Even Athletes

From reading Randy Smith's column on the lawsuit against UT it is pretty evident that he never took a legal course in his life. I was under the impression that in this country one was innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. It appears this no longer applies to athletes(particularly black athletes) in the U.S. in 2016. I have always said that if I am picked for jury duty ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Chatt2.org’ Needs You Now

A diverse yet powerful panel of community leaders in Nashville delivered a letter to the Metro Nashville Board of Education last week. It was signed by some top men and women who represent a wide-ranking cross section of Tennessee’s largest city and includes education, business, religious and diversity superstars. You need to understand the urgency behind the letter. Davidson County ... (click for more)

Tyner Overcomes Central's Hot Start To Claim 47-42 Win

Central raced to a 12-0 lead, but decided to sit back and enjoy Senior Night. Tyner went to work. Tyner battled for 29-plus minutes before taking its first lead, fought off every challenge Central could muster down the stretch and knocked off the District 6-2A regular season champions, 47-42, Thursday night at Central High School. “Central came out clicking on all ... (click for more)

Hawks Alexander, Walker Invited To NBA All-Star Weekend

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy announced today that varsity basketball players Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Nickeil Alexander-Walker, both nationally ranked juniors, will take part in the NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto, Canada. Alexander has been chosen to participate in the NBA’s second Basketball without Borders Global camp. Players are selected based on their outstanding ... (click for more)