Mary Stargel

Project: Get to Know CHA
Program: Civic Engagement Challenge — "How can we use creativity to increase civic engagement in Chattanooga?"

Get to Know CHA is an informative series of resources that brings together people who are new to Chattanooga and people who have lived here for a long time. Through neighborhood-specific guides and a podcast, Get to Know CHA provides ways to learn about where you live, and how to get involved and connected. The guides will be neighborhood-specific, and provide information that residents of each neighborhood identify as a need. The podcasts will feature one new resident & one established resident sharing different points-of-view on their experiences living there. They hope to strengthen the social fabric of changing neighborhoods in our city.

She is working with local design firm, Widgets & Stone, to develop a design template that neighborhood residents can update and distribute quarterly. 


The Causeway Challenge is an ideas contest centered around a specific question, that empowers individuals to pilot their ideas for community change, with grassroots funding and hands-on coaching.