Black Women To Host Mayoral

The forum will be moderated by retired educator Edna Varner, who currently works for the Public Education Foundation and is very involved in community service.

For those seeking to hold City Council seats, a second forum will be held Monday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 East Third St.

The forum will be moderated by Tom Griscom, former managing editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press and who currently provides strategic communication consultations with a focus on education, utilities and health care.

Candidates from both races have been extended invitations to participate. As an organization interested in Chattanooga’s future and actively engaged in the city’s political and economic process, NCBW strongly encourages the community to attend both forums.

NCBW is a non-partisan, advocacy organization and does not endorse candidates or contribute to political campaigns. The organization’s role is to provide a means to educate and inform the public, allowing voters to make better, more informed decisions.

The mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.  Michele McNeill-Emery is national president and Beverly P. Johnson is president of the local NCBW chapter.