“A Bold Vision for Our Future Workforce”
  • Initial report released summarizing significant workforce challenges and educational opportunities for Chattanooga-Hamilton County and the region

Chattanooga 2.0 Launches with Community Input
  • Over 3,700 community members provide input during 100 Days of Community Conversation
  •  “10 Urgent Strategies to Transform Our Future” strategic plan is published, outlining 37 strategies, 13 metrics, and 2 bold goals
  • Cross-sector action teams are formed to implement strategies from cradle to career​

  • Launch of the Smart City Venture Fund, a private social venture capital fund aligned closely with Chattanooga 2.0 goals and strategies​
  • Chattanooga 2.0 hosts By the Numbers annual coalition meeting​
  • Dr. Bryan Johnson hired as HCS Superintendent​
  • Chattanooga 2.0 hosts Align, Amplify, and Accelerate with Agility annual coalition meeting
  • Dr. Rebecca Ashford hired as President of Chattanooga State Community College​​
  • The Hamilton County Children's Cabinet is established​
  • Goal of HCS becoming the fastest improving public school system in TN is achieved​
  • Molly Blankenship named Executive Director of Chattanooga 2.0​
  • Data Council and Communications Advisory Team are launched​
Strategic Planning & Crisis Response
  • Launch of strategic planning process​
  • Chattanooga 2.0 partners respond to the impacts of COVID-19 by tapping into collaborative infrastructure​
  • Chattanooga 2.0 makes bold commitment to fight systemic racism​
  • Chattanooga 2.0 co-hosts virtual Hamilton County School Board debates earning 83,000 views​
  • Chattanooga 2.0 releases its first-ever equity questionnaire for school board candidates​
Forward Together
  • 2021 Report to the Community published, highlighting five years of accomplishments along with the challenges and opportunities ahead, laying out clear goals and strategies for the next decade.​