The Anderson County Democratic Women’s Club will host an evening with Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero at 6 p.m. Monday, August 26, in the Club Room of the Clinton Community Center at 101 South Hicks Street in Clinton.
Elected in November 2011, Rogero was the 68th Knoxville mayor and the first woman to hold the office, a press release said. She was re-elected to a second term in November 2015. She is the first woman to be elected mayor in the four big cities in Tennessee—Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville, the press release said. She is term-limited, and her term will end later this year.
The press release said Rogero has focused on promoting a vibrant local economy, strong neighborhoods, a high quality of life, a thriving downtown, and a greener Knoxville. She believes Knoxville’s strength comes from the diversity of its people and the beauty of its natural resources.
Three years after running a close race for mayor against Bill Haslam in 2003, Rogero was hired by Haslam as director of Knoxville’s Community Development Department. There, she led a team focused on accessible, energy efficient, and sustainable development, the press release said.
Rogero has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Furman University in South Carolina and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Tennessee. She serves as co-chair of the advisory board of Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council, which is dedicated to using smart growth strategies to generate economic returns, save taxpayer money, and provide housing and transportation options near jobs, shops, and schools, the press release said.
No reservations are necessary for the meeting. Those attending are invited to bring a light summer dish to share. Drinks and utensils will be provided, and guests are invited to contribute $5 per person. For more information, send an email to Ann Mostoller at [email protected] or call Mary Matheny at (865) 483-8937.
This press release and photo were submitted by Kay Brookshire.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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