Kelly Administration secures top finance talent for CFO; City Council approves appointment of Javaid Majid

Majid joins the City of Chattanooga from Salt Lake City, Utah, where he spent more than 35 years working as a financial professional for Salt Lake County.

Chattanooga, Tenn. (January 6, 2024) – The Chattanooga City Council approved, without opposition, Mayor Tim Kelly’s selection for the administration’s next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Tuesday. Javaid Majid will join The Kelly Administration from Salt Lake City, Utah to steer our financial future.

Majid joins The Kelly Administration from Salt Lake County, where he spent more than 35 years developing into a seasoned financial professional. He most recently served as the senior debt administrator for Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson’s administration. He will start as The City of Chattanooga’s Chief Financial Officer on February 23.

“With the major investments we are looking to make in improving quality of life at every level – we need a seasoned and steady financial hand at the wheel steering our decision-making processes,” said Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly. “Javaid has a proven track record of strong financial stewardship at a highly-respected municipal institution, and I’m thrilled that he has chosen to make the move to Chattanooga. I’m looking forward to working with him as we forge One Chattanooga and make our city the best in America.”

With the city council’s vote of approval, Majid will succeed Vickie Haley, who came out of retirement to serve as chief financial officer in an interim capacity beginning in November 2022. The city is grateful for Vickie’s exemplary service at a time of need. 

“I want to thank Mayor Kelly and the City Council for trusting me with such an important role. With a long and impactful career in government finance, I know what it takes to make bold progress while being responsible with taxpayer dollars,” said Majid. “I am inspired by Mayor Kelly’s vision for One Chattanooga and I am looking forward to bringing my skills and experience to his talented team.”