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January 26, 2024


Smedley Announced as Award Recipient During January 25th Installation & Awards Reception

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 29, 2024) – During the annual Installation & Awards Reception, Greater Chattanooga Realtors® presented the George Kangles Community Citizenship Award to local Realtor® Sabrena Smedley. The award was established in 2011 to remember the efforts of the late George Kangles and his dedication to serving the community and the Association. Mr. Kangles’ governmental and political affairs work on behalf of the Association at the local, state, and national level was unprecedented. George’s commitment to governmental and political affairs should be an example to all of us that we, too, can make a difference in not only our industry but our community as well.

The award honors a Realtor who has a demonstrated positive and discernible impact on the governmental affairs activities of the Association affecting the real estate industry and our community at state and local levels. Unlike many others, this award is presented only to signal a distinct recognition of the worthiest recipients who meet the ideals embodied in the award. Since 2011, the Award has only been presented six times exemplifying the very select few who have personified such an achievement.

Sabrena Smedley, the 2023 George Kangles Community Citizenship Award Recipient, was elected to the Hamilton County Commission in 2014 and served through 2022. Smedley has a passion for local governance and has been an advocate for local property issues.

Smedley served her community as an elected official, while also being a wife, mother of three and full-time Realtor. Her dedication and passion for governmental and political advocacy is exemplary. Smedley’s impact on the Association has been essential to the role Realtors continue to play in local government and politics.

“It means so much to be honored with this prestigious award by my peers,” said Smedley. “It is truly an honor to receive this award. George Kangles left a tremendous legacy in our community,” said Smedley