Nicole Heyman was confirmed by the Chattanooga City Council to serve as a member of the board of commissioners for the Chattanooga Housing Authority. Ms. Heyman was appointed by Mayor Tim Kelly to serve a term ending June 1, 2028.
Officials said, "Ms. Heyman currently serves as the chief housing officer for City of Chattanooga. She has an extensive background in neighborhood stabilization and in dealing with issues regarding vacant and abandoned problem properties. Ms. Heyman is a data-driven, collaborative facilitator who increases community involvement in policy development around property acquisition, holding and disposition strategies.
She also offers the unique experience of partnering with diverse stakeholders, from individual residents to non-profit and municipal leaders as well as state and national policymakers."
Ms. Heyman received a master of law degree from Tulane University, doctor of law degrees from Loyola University and bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana State University.
Mayor Kelly said, “Nicole Heyman gets up every day thinking about housing in our community, and I am grateful for her willingness to serve on the board of the Chattanooga Housing Authority during this critical juncture in our city’s history. Creating and preserving affordable homes is one of our residents' top priorities and among the most important objectives of my administration.”
CHA Board Chairman Jim Levine said, “We appreciate the confirmation by the Chattanooga City Council for Ms. Heyman’s appointment to the board of commissioners. Her professional experience will be a great addition to the board and we appreciate the experience and expertise she will bring to our meetings.”