Becky Cope English Named 2018 George Kangles Community Citizenship Award Winner

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Becky Cope English with family of George Kangles
Becky Cope English with family of George Kangles

During the annual Installation & Awards Reception, Greater Chattanooga Realtors presented the George Kangles Community Citizenship Award to local realtor Becky Cope English. The award was established in 2011 to remember the efforts of the late George Kangles and his dedication to serving the community and the Association. Mr. Kangles’ governmental and political affairs work on behalf of the Association at the local, state, and national level was unprecedented. Mr. Kangle’s commitment to governmental and political affairs should be an example to all of us that we, too, can make a difference in not only our industry but our community as well.

This award, unlike many others, is presented only to signal a distinct recognition of the worthiest recipients who meet the ideals embodied in the award. In fact, since 2011 the award has only been presented five times exemplifying the very select few who have personified such an achievement.

The award honors a realtor who has a demonstrated positive and discernible impact on the governmental affairs activities of the association affecting the real estate industry and the community at state and local levels. Past recipients of the George Kangles Community Citizenship Award include: Ron Tucker (2017), Kathy Tucker (2015), Randy Durham (2013), and Lois Killebrew (2012).

Ms. English has fulfilled these requirements without the first thought of receiving any type of recognition. The dedication and passion for governmental and political advocacy is exemplary. Ms. English is revered by all who have had the pleasure of knowing her. Ms. English’s impact on the association has been essential to the role realtors continue to play in the world of government and politics.

“I was so excited to see Becky get the Kangles Award,” said Kim Bass, 2018 Greater Chattanooga Realtors president. “Becky has been extremely active in our community and governmental affairs. She is a true advocate for property rights,” said Bass.

Officials said, "Whether attending Realtor Day on the Hill in Washington D.C. and Nashville, attending local governmental and political functions, or inspiring fellow realtors to take action on important topics affecting the community, Ms. English is always willing to be of service to others. The importance of Ms. English to the community is recognized by realtors and political leaders alike. The knowledge she has instilled, and the leadership provided to those who have worked with her over the years can easily be surmised with this award."


TVA Employees Teach Girls To Be UnBought And UnBossed

Form Based Code Committee Does Not Allow Large Building Signs For Westside Village

New Condo Project Planned On Hill Above Cherokee Boulevard In North Chattanooga


Two TVA employees were recently honored by Girls Inc. at the UnBought and UnBossed Awards. Nicci Brewer and Kayla Verner-Dingle were recognized for their career achievements and community ... (click for more)

The Form Based Code Committee decided on Thursday not to allow rooftop signs on two buildings that are part of the Westside Village in the southern portion of downtown around Chestnut and Pine ... (click for more)

A new condo project is planned on a hill above Cherokee Boulevard in North Chattanooga. The project will have 26 condo units with space for 52 parking spots beneath three stories of condos. ... (click for more)


Real Estate

TVA Employees Teach Girls To Be UnBought And UnBossed

Two TVA employees were recently honored by Girls Inc. at the UnBought and UnBossed Awards. Nicci Brewer and Kayla Verner-Dingle were recognized for their career achievements and community involvement, which have positively impacted the lives of young women. Ms. Verner-Dingle is a TVA nuclear engineer who volunteers with the Girls Inc. Bookworm Program, Chattanooga Girls Leadership ... (click for more)

Form Based Code Committee Does Not Allow Large Building Signs For Westside Village

The Form Based Code Committee decided on Thursday not to allow rooftop signs on two buildings that are part of the Westside Village in the southern portion of downtown around Chestnut and Pine streets. One request was to put a sign that said Old Gilman Grill across the top of one of the Westside Village buildings at 216 W. 8th Street. The sign was to have been placed on screening ... (click for more)

Breaking News

TDOT Plans To Add 1 Lane In Each Direction To I-24 From Georgia State Line To US 27; New Section Of Apison Pike To Be Widened

The state plans to add one lane in each direction to a seven-mile section of Interstate 24, which is one of the most congested freeways in the country. The purchase of right of way for the project is included in TDOT’s annual three year transportation program. Right of way is listed for 2022 in a section between the Georgia state line and Brown's Ferry Road and another ... (click for more)

Man, 50, Shot In Road Rage Incident On Bailey Avenue; Christopher Bell, 29, Wanted For Attempted Criminal Homicide

A man, 50, was shot on Bailey Avenue on Thursday afternoon, and Christopher Bell, 29, is wanted for criminal attempted homicide. At approximately 3:20 p.m. Chattanooga Police were dispatched to a person shot call at 1050 Bailey Ave. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man stated to police that he and the suspect were involved in a vehicle ... (click for more)

Opinion

Save The Wildlife, Mr. Berke

Why in the world would there be any question regarding the wildlife at East Lake park, and the humane relocation of same? Why would anyone need to beg for the right thing to be done? Maybe if the ducks could ride scooters, there would be money for this. Or maybe if they had means to pay for one of the so-called affordable apartments we have in Chattanooga, they would rate the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What's 'Good' About It?

For the biggest part of my life (a real long time) I refused to acknowledge what is “good” about Good Friday. Today, in literally every country on earth, it is ‘Good Friday’ and, nope, nothing is “good” about killing my Jesus. Forget that it is the most singular display of His love for me, and I push all of the human race aside, to stand completely alone, and feel Jesus’ eyes on ... (click for more)