Nashville Mayor on Making the City Livable, Schools Chief Search
Written by Natalie Davis on May 9, 2016
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry — let’s call her Music City’s progressive hope — sends a periodic newsletter paid for by Friends of Megan Barry that talks local events and issues. We share it here in the hope that it helps you stay informed on Nashville matters and that it motivates you to get involved!
This edition of Megan’s newsletter covers her new Livable Nashville Committee, the search for a new schools director, this week’s Metro Night Out, and the recently held Stand Against Racism.
Last week we announced the formation of the new Livable Nashville Committee. The committee will work collaboratively on developing a shared vision for protecting and enhancing Nashville’s natural resources and livability.
The committee’s task is an important one, because a healthy natural environment is critical to maintaining both our economy and quality-of-life for our residents. I’ve charged this committee with generating a comprehensive sustainability strategy to preserve Nashville’s scenic beauty, and protect the water we drink and the air we breathe. They will produce meaningful, measurable goals to achieve in the months and years to come.
Director Search Update
Join us at 5:30PM on Thursday at Two Rivers Middle School for Metro Night Out in the Donelson/Hermitage area. Metro Night Out makes it easier for residents to connect with services and support provided by Metro departments and agencies. The event will include representatives from: Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Metro Public Health Department, Davidson County Election Commission, Metro Transit Authority, and many more. I hope you’ll join us, the event ends at 7:00PM.
Last Wednesday, the YWCA, Metro Government, and community members congregated at the courthouse to stand against racism. It was an important reminder of the role we all must take to eliminate racism in our city and institutions. We can’t be afraid to talk about race and racism.