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Community Voices For Chattanooga’s Parks And Outdoors

At the Brainerd Recreational Center in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga Parks & Outdoors
At the Brainerd Recreational Center in Chattanooga.

To build a “city in a park” here in Chattanooga, the people who live, work and play in this city now have a new way to have their say.

Last month, the Chattanooga City Council unanimously approved 15 people to serve on a recently-created panel: the Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors Advisory Committee.

Nine members were appointed by the Council, six by Mayor Tim Kelly - and among the fifteen is a youth member under the age of 21.

I spoke with three of the committee members: Linda Moss Mines, Shelby Meek and Erika Roberts.

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