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Author: Jeff Syracuse

Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.

Councilmember Syracuse to lead Meeting Series – – Safe Schools and Communities : Addressing the gun violence epidemic

Dear Friends,

Today I sent out a press release announcing the “Safe Schools and Communities: Addressing the Gun Violence Epidemic” meeting series. As Chair of the Metro Council Public Health & Safety Committee, I will be leading a series of school safety and gun violence epidemic meetings to help strengthen the Nashville community and find solutions to reduce gun violence. We are encouraging the members of the public to submit questions or comments for any of the three meeting topics ahead of time online here

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Titans Stadium and East Bank: Why I Support the Plan

Dear Friends,

Over the last couple of years, we have been thoughtfully putting together a plan for the East Bank. The Titan’s stadium is the anchor development of the East Bank that needed its own careful consideration as we’ve deferred required maintenance of it for many years and we’d have to start pulling debt to meet our obligations. There is an extraordinary opportunity here to plan for development that benefits all Nashville-Davidson County. This will be an area that will take a decade or more to build out. Going into this two years ago, I had two fundamental questions to weigh the stadium decision of whether to renovate or build new, as well as how East Bank development should proceed. 1) What is the best scenario for Nashville-Davidson County taxpayers, and 2) Is this development that will benefit every resident of Davidson County?

East Bank, Jeff Syracuse Metro Councilman 15th District, Metro Council At Large, Titans Stadium

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Support for The Covenant School Families, Titans Stadium, Reduction of Council, and Change in Civic Design Center Event

Dear Friends,
I share our community’s heartbreak and anger about the mass shooting and murder of three children and three adults at The Covenant School. I am very thankful for the heroism of all our Metro Nashville Police Department Officers, and in particular Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo, who raced into danger and put a stop to it before others were killed. We honor the victims and hold them and their families close in our hearts.
Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9-years old
Hallie Scruggs, 9-years old
William Kinney, 9-years old
Katherine Koonce, 60-years old
Cynthia Peak, 61-years old
Mike Hill, 61-years old

Read Jeff’s April 2023 Newsletter

Covenant School Families, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council District 15, Metro Council At Large, Titans Stadium

Join Jeff at Hermitage Steak House February 28th

I would love to see you on February 28th at Hermitage Steak House at 5:30 PM for my Donelson-Hermitage-Old Hickory fundraiser supporting my candidacy for At-Large. It’s not too late to purchase a ticket or add your name to the host committee.

As you may know, there’s so much up in the air surrounding the legislature and its relationship with Nashville right now. Regardless if the effort to shrink Council passes or not, we will need an At-Large representative that’s dedicated to improving and modernizing the functionality of our city. I’ve already been working on the issues that are necessary to improve the accessibility, transparency, and support of legislative functions in order to maintain an efficient and effective Metro Government. Most recently, I worked to secure funding as part of this project to improve the second floor of the Metro Historic Courthouse, which is necessary to improve the functionality of the Council, the Clerk, and the public’s ability to engage with Councilmembers. Staffing issues, technology needs, constituent support services, and implementing onboarding and training support for Councilmembers will continue to be a top priority for me as an At-Large member.

I hope you will stand with me as I continue my endeavors to build a city and local government which uplifts and supports every individual who calls Nashville their home.

Thank you,


Hermitage Steak House, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council At Large

Gleaves Farm Community Meeting

Dear Friends,

I’ll be doing a full newsletter in the near future. I’m sending this to get information out about a community meeting I’m hosting with Council Member Emily Benedict about the Gleaves Farm.

Please us on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30pm via WebEx to review updated plans for the Gleaves Farm property on Pennington Bend. Members of the public may attend in person; however, the presentation will be made over WebEx and participation via WebEx is strongly encouraged.

CM Syracuse and CM Benedict will be conducting the meeting from Committee Room 1 at the Historic Metropolitan Courthouse. Paid parking is available in the garage underneath the Courthouse.

Link for Community Meeting.



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Fundraiser Supporting Jeff Syracuse – January 5, 2023

Mark your calendars for January 5th, and join us for a fundraiser on January 5th at 5:30 pm at Maggiano’s. 

Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, our campaign has incredible momentum. We have to keep it up though, and that includes reaching our fundraising goals! If you haven’t had a chance to support the campaign, please consider purchasing a ticket or joining the host committee for this event today.  

We hope to see you there! 

– Team Jeff Syracuse for Metro Council At-Large

Campaign Fundraiser, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council At Large

A Donelson Christmas

This Saturday, December 3rd at 4pm will be our annual Donelson Christmas Tree lighting. As our new Nashville Public Library Donelson Branch is under construction, we’re moving the tree lighting to FiftyForward Donelson Station, which is very convenient for everyone to enjoy the Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce’s 37th Annual Christmas Parade at 2pm along Donelson Pike from Elm Hill Pike to FiftyForward and be right there for the tree lighting at 4pm.

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Metro Council At Large Campaign

Finally, as you’ve no doubt heard and seen, I have decided to run for Metro Council At Large in the August 2023 election.  I want to take my laser focus and passion for Donelson and apply it to the whole county.  It’s been a humbling opportunity to lead Donelson through balanced growth and development as all of Middle Tennessee continues to grow at a rapid pace.  As “Downtown Donelson” comes to life through our new Donelson Branch Library and a revitalized Donelson Station to ensuring historic protections, single-family neighborhoods and rural areas in the county are supported and preserved, we can find a way to channel our success as a city into the support our neighborhoods need across all of Davidson County.  We need to push harder on creating the intersections between transit and affordable housing as well as our efforts to ensure our growth also means sustainable and resilient communities that grow with thoughtful intention. 

Downtown Donelson, Jeff Syracuse, Metro Council At Large

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