Chattanooga Councilwoman Marvene Noel takes oath of office

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / Judge Sherry Paty administers the oath of office to City Councilwoman Marvene Noel, left, at the start of the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.

After winning election to the seat in a runoff Thursday, Councilwoman Marvene Noel of Orchard Knob was sworn in Tuesday as the District 8 representative on the Chattanooga City Council.

Members of Noel's family joined her at the front of the council chambers as she took the oath of office. She thanked residents for supporting her on election day.

"I will continue to work very hard," she said. "I will continue to use my experience, knowledge and common sense to effectively represent all of you. I look forward to working with all my council family, Mayor (Tim) Kelly, other city officials and developers to make District 8 one of the best places to work, live and play. I consider this an honor and privilege."

Noel defeated activist Marie Mott by a margin of 70 votes Thursday.