Ron Littlefield was re-elected and sworn in for a second term as Mayor of Chattanooga on April 20, 2009.  Mayor Littlefield is a 1968 graduate of Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  

Mayor Littlefield brought with him many years of experience in city government and urban planning, having served as Commissioner of Public Works, two terms as the District 6 Councilperson, and having twice served as council chair.  Mayor Littlefield also held the positions of Economic Development Coordinator for the City of Chattanooga and Director of Planning and Operations for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission. He has been an instructor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, as well as a teacher for a postgraduate course on metropolitan politics and policies.

In private life, Mayor Littlefield and his wife Lanis have been married over 40 years.  The couple moved to Chattanooga in 1968, where they have lived for more than 30 years. They have two grown sons.