District 2 Commissioner: Chip Baker


Chairman Pro Tempore

Contact Me

County Commission (Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Except for these holidays)

Address: 401 Courthouse, 625 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
Phone Number: 423-209-7200 and FAX Number: 423-209-7201


Committees the Commissioner serves on:


The Diversity and Equity Committee

Plan information sessions that promote awareness of diversity and equity related issues. Identify and recommend strategies for addressing benefits, as well as, barriers to diversity and equity. Formulate recommendations that will assist in enhancing and maintaining a diverse and equitable environment in county government.


The Education Committee

Monitors the Hamilton County School system, consults with the Superintendent and board members to assess needs, make suggestions and support actions to develop and maintain high quality educational programs for all children of Hamilton County.


The Finance and Insurance Committee

Responsible for county spending, discretionary funds, and all insurance matters. Coordinates budget preparation with County Mayor, the Finance Department and all Commissioners. Works with the Finance Department and County Auditor throughout the year in all matters concerning county finances. Purchasing procedures are also subject to review by this committee. A minimum of three (3) Commissioners, one of whom is the Committee Chairman or designee, may conduct the meeting.


The Health, Human Services, Personnel, Arts, Recreation, and Public Relations Committee

Deals with all health services. Works with all health related activities, including the County Health Department, the Regional Health Council, highway and other safety programs, and any other health related agencies, to assist in good programs. Works with the Human Services Department, especially in the area of community social services programs.

Responsible for all personnel relations, benefits, grievances, and handbooks. Works with Personnel Office to see that all employees understand personnel policies, benefits to which they are entitled, etc.

Works with other county governmental agencies in public relations and providing public information. Responsible for overseeing recreational facilities, reviewing and making recommendations on county recreation projects. Coordinates county government involvement with the art’s agencies within the community to assist in improving the quality of life in this area.


Legislative Staff


Patricia Mitchell, Legislative Administrator

Responsible for County Commissioners' scheduling appointments, conference calls, and meetings. Follows up on complaints and concerns from constituents for Commissioners and manages the Commission Office (which includes staff, budget, payroll, and purchasing)


Melinda Volker, Legislative Assistant

Responsible for front desk and incoming phone calls for Commission Office as well as correspondence, creative writing, and agenda items for Commissioners. The legislative assistant also provides support to the administrator.

Districts' Information




District Area Geographically

The following is meant to give a general sense of district boundaries. For exact districts browse the GIS map system.

District 1 contains the Soddy-Daisy area. District 2 contains the Signal Mountain area. District 3 contains some of Red Bank. District 4 contains the downtown area. District 5 contains the Tyner area. District 6 contains Lookout Mountain and Tiftonia area. District 7 contains the East Brainerd and Apison area. District 8 contains the East Ridge area. District 9 contains the Snow Hill and Harrison area.


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District Map

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