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Chattanooga Times Free Press: Andy Berke reflects on eight years of crisis and renewal as mayor of Chattanooga

April 15, 2021

While the pandemic has exacerbated many economic issues, Andy Berke managed to tick some major boxes in each of his key issues:

> Early this year, Berke exceeded his goal of creating 1,000 additional quality early learning seats, with the help of the Office of Early Learning he created in 2017.

> In 2020, the city achieved “functional zero” status for veteran homelessness by heavily funding homeless initiatives and housing hundreds of veterans.