Berz To Be Honored By Tennessee Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Councilwoman Carol Berz
Councilwoman Carol Berz

Chattanooga City Councilwoman Carol Berz will be presented with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission’s Jocelyn D. Wurzburg Civil Rights Legacy award.  The award is given to recipients whose life’s work embodies the principles of inclusion, equity, equality, access and diversity.  Ms. Berz was selected for her “…leadership in cultivating more inclusive and equitable communities”. 

The award will be presented to Ms. Berz in Nashville on September 19 at the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower. 

Carol Berz said, “I am grateful to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission for this honor.  Working to make the place I call home a better place for all citizens has been the highest calling for me. I am humbled by the recognition and even more dedicated because of it.” 

Ms. Berz is the owner of Private Dispute Resolution Services, a nationally recognized trainer in mediation services and provider of conflict management consulting. 



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