The City of Jackson Recognizes Katie Hale as the March Hub City Hero

April 5, 2023

Scarlet Rope Project Board Member Katie Hale has been selected as the March 2023 Hub City Hero.

Hale’s nominator said that she helped to “spearhead the Scarlet Rope Project house being built” and that she “used her expertise and knowledge in a way that did nothing to benefit her but everything to benefit the organization and the women who would live there.”

Hale, a native of Jackson, TN, serves on the board of the Scarlet Rope Project, which a faith based nonprofit established in 2015, exists to provide a safe place of healing and restoration to female survivors of sex trafficking, be a resource for victims seeking help, and raise awareness about commercial sexual exploitation,’ according to their website.

Hale said that after moving back to Jackson, she is always looking for opportunities to serve.

“Like some of your other Hub City Heroes have said, we can just sit back and do nothing and be complainers or we can actually get involved,” said Hale. “So, I’m always looking for ways to get involved.”

Hale said that anyone who wants to find ways to give back and serve their community should first find out what they’re passionate about and to not hesitate to ask questions.

“What is it that you’re passionate about that you want to make a difference that will not just help our community but to help those that are forgotten,” said Hale. “Whether you have time or resource, find out what you're passionate about. For me, I'm always looking at those that are the outcast and those that haven't had a light shined on them.”

"Heroes know their strengths and they put their strengths to action. And those actions lead to positive growth in our community. Katie is no exception," said Mayor Scott Conger. "Her strengths in knowledge of building and design lead her to be a part of the future of an organization will touch the lives of all who walk through the doors of the new home." 

“Hub City Heroes” selflessly and steadily give of their time and talent to improve the lives of others in the community. Recognition as a hero is one small way to thank these public servants for their efforts and it gives honorees the opportunity to raise awareness for causes that are important to them.


  • Committed to improving the quality of life of others in Jackson
  • Contributes time to community activities in a volunteer capacity
  • Serves as a role model and inspiration to others
  • Focuses on growth and well-being of the community we serve
  • Empowers and engages others to give back
  • Demonstrates integrity, collaboration, innovation and respect

Recipients will be selected monthly and nominations are continuous. To nominate a hero, visit Candidates must be a resident of Jackson, Tennessee

After a year of heroes have been recognized, one hero will be selected and awarded $1,000 to donate to a non-profit of their choice. For more information, visit


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