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Shaping Public Policy For Chattanoogans

Joda Thongnopnua
City of Chattanooga

What does it take to create, implement, maintain and refine public policy for a city the size of Chattanooga and its people?

Joda Thongnopnua can tell you.

He is Chief Policy Officer for the City of Chattanooga, now six months into the job with Mayor Tim Kelly’s administration.


Before his current role, he served at the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga as its Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications.  

Public policy involves data and ideas - but at any level of government, the impact begins and ends with people, their lives and their stories.

When I spoke with Joda last week, we started with his story.




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