Memphis COO to lead MLGW

Chandell Ryan to become new city COO

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 05, 2022 2:28 PM CT | Published: October 05, 2022 9:41 AM CT

Doug McGowen has been COO since Mayor Jim Strickland took office in 2016. With council confirmation, Chandell Ryan would become the first woman to run city government on a day-to-day basis.


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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