The most important titles that Demetrus Coonrod will ever hold are “Mom” and “proud Grandmother.” Demetrus is a graduate of Chattanooga High School for Paideia and Performing Arts Phoenix Three. She is a first-generation college student majoring in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is a passionate community leader, committed advocate for the residents of Chattanooga and serves as an informal mentor to many in her community who are rebuilding their lives after leaving criminal activity behind. When she isn’t working toward social change in her community, she loves spending time with family, reading, and writing poetry. Demetrus holds membership in several organizations. Currently, she is a member of the Hamilton County Schools Leadership Program, Leadership Chattanooga Alumni, NAACP, National Black Caucus, National League of Cities, Order of Eastern Star Zia #1081, and Tennessee Municipal League. In addition, she serves on A Step Ahead Contraceptive Access Advisory Committee, Human Development Committee, Criminal Justice Reform Task Force, and Equity and Leadership Council. Ms. Coonrod is currently serving in her second four year term as Councilwoman representing District 9.