City Council to consider adopting new Chattanooga flag

The proposed Chattanooga flag. (Photo: Contributed)

Authored By James Harrison

City Council members briefly discussed an impending resolution to adopt a new flag for the city of Chattanooga during their Tuesday evening meeting.

The current flag, adopted in 1923, features a single star, representing East Tennessee, and two flowering dogwood clusters, the city’s floral emblem of choice.  

The new flag features the city seal imposed over a sky blue stripe, flanked by two forest green stripes at the flag’s top and bottom. The new flag’s designer was not clarified during the meeting. 

Councilman Andraé McGary said he would be uncomfortable voting to change the flag without hearing input from members of the public first.

The resolution to consider adopting the new flag will be on the council’s agenda next week.