District 7 Commissioner: Lee Helton


District 7 Commissioner

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:


Building and Economic Development Committee

Deals with new construction and major renovation of county buildings, contracts and new industries. Works with economic development, the County Mayor and other organizations to promote recruitment of new business and industry. To be the liaison between the County Commission and existing businesses to assist them with any problems they may have.


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.


Roads, Waste, Energy, Transportation and Zoning Committee

Area of concern includes county roads, sewers, and solid waste. Responsible for the utilization of all rolling stock, garages, and parking lots. To be involved in future planning in these areas to try to anticipate and avoid problems. To seek ways of funding future plans. Also concerned with conservation of energy and development and energy problems. Also coordinates county recycling effort. Works with members of the regional planning commission staff throughout the year in all matters concerning zoning and countywide development. Surveys, studies of existing conditions and probable future developments are also subject to review by this committee.


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 correspondence, creative writing, and agenda items for Commissioners. The legislative assistant also provides support to the administrator.


Bridget Hughes, Administrative Assistant

Responsible for front desk incoming calls, schedules meeting, maintain database and online calendar, provides project support, handles mailings, files as needed and makes appointments. Assists Legislative Administrator and Legislative Assistant as requested and performs other duties as assigned.

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 the Hixson and Lakesite areas.
District 4 contains the downtown area.
District 5 contains the Brainerd and Tyner areas.
District 6 contains Lookout Red Bank and North Chattanooga areas.
District 7 contains the East Brainerd and Apison areas.
District 8 contains the East Ridge area.
District 9 contains the Harrison and Birchwood areas.
District 10 contains the Collegedale area.
District 11 contains the Tiftonia, Lookout Mountain, and Missionary Ridge areas.


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District Map