Recap of Hamilton County’s State of the County address

What’s in store for Hamilton County for 2025? Read the highlights from the 2024 State of the County address.

NOOGAtoday | Mayor Weston Wamp standing at a podium giving the State of the County address.

“As we embark on new projects downtown and across the county, it’s more important than ever that we lean into our strengths and build upon the vision of the leaders who built our community,” said Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp.

Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp recently gave his second State of the County address where he shared proposed initiatives in the 2025 fiscal year budget. Here’s what could be in store for next year:

Reinvesting in the Chattanooga Riverfront + Aquarium Plaza
Think: A focus on the downtown riverfront district with an emphasis on local families.

Creating the Hamilton County Center for Thriving Families
Think: A space that will serve as a central hub for resources throughout the community.

Investing in public school facilities
Think: A proposed $3.25 million for career + technical education at Harrison Bay Future Ready Center, The Howard School, East Ridge High School, and Hixson High School.

Addressing road safety + growth sustainability
Think: A proposed $5.6 million for a County Road Improvements Fund to work on 11 capital projects across the county.

Leading the fight against the Opioid Epidemic
Think: A new quick response team of first responders + trained emergency medicine professionals to treat overdose victims and connect them to resources for rehabilitation.

Bonus: Watch the full State of the County address for additional information.