Madeline Rogero was elected Mayor of the City of Knoxville in 2011. She is the first woman to hold the office. During the past 33 years, Mayor Rogero has served Knoxville as a community development director, county commissioner, non-profit executive, urban and regional planner, community volunteer, and neighborhood champion. In 2013, President Obama selected Mayor Rogero to be one of 26 governmental leaders to serve on a task force that will advise the President on climate preparedness and resilience-building efforts. Mayor Rogero has been named the first recipient of the Lizzie Crozier French Women's Leadership Award, sponsored by the East Tennessee Women's Leadership Summit in recognition of her ongoing dedication to the advancement of women.
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