Chattanoogan Mai Bell Hurley has been named the Tennessee Woman of Distinction by the American Lung Association of Tennessee.
Ms. Hurley is the recipient of the organization's top volunteer award for 2011.
Some of her many volunteer activities include: founding member of Allied Arts, chairperson of the Tennessee Arts Commission and board member of the Creative Discovery Museum.
She was the first chair of the Partnership for Family, Children and Adults, and she was the first woman to chair the local United Way Campaign.
Ms. Hurley will be honored at a luncheon on May 3 at the Chattanooga convention Center Ballroom.