Dear Friends –
I’m coming up on another trip around the sun and I thought it’d be a good way to kick-off this campaign and have some fun as well. I’m thankful to Barrett Hobbs and the Hobbs Family for hosting a Birthday Bash and Fish Fry Fundraiser at Scoreboard Bar & Restaurant on Wednesday, March 13th at 5pm. Scoreboard is at 2408 Music Valley Drive just behind Cracker Barrel on Music Valley Drive. Everyone is welcome. Thank you in advance of the great support I’ve received already for my re-election campaign. It’s an honor to serve this community and the 15th District.
I’m very impressed with the new Metro Police Department Headquarters on Murfreesboro Pike. I had the pleasure of attending the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. It is a state of the art facility that includes the Family Justice Center, which will house components of the Metro Office of Family Safety as well as programs for Tennessee Department of Child Safety, Nashville Children’s Alliance, Victim Intervention, and Domestic Violence. This new facility needs to be just one of the ways in which Metro needs to support our first responders. I will continue to add my voice to the needed cost of living adjustments to all Metro employees and beyond that ensure we are paying wages that are competitive and indicative of the priority we need to set for public safety.
April is Transit Month and Transit Now Nashville will be offering another “Ticket to Ride” event riding the Music City Star from downtown to Donelson on Friday, April 5th. We will then be walking over to Party Fowl to network and discuss the status of plans for the Music City Star, Donelson Station, as well as how transit needs to be addressed in the Opry area with the #34 bus line, especially with the announcement of the 130-acre development that Ryman is doing over the coming decade or so. Stay tuned to their website and Facebook page for more information on getting tickets.
A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival will be served by the Music City Star on Saturday, April 27th. Tickets are on sale now at this link. Thanks to the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this.
The airport continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, which is indicative of course at how fast Middle TN as a whole is growing. Even though we’re not even half-way through with the $1.2 billion expansion plan under the “BNA Vision” strategic plan, the airport is already engaged at looking at the next 20-30 years. I’ve had the opportunity of attending a few meetings to learn about this process and it’s been quite fascinating. There will be a community meeting on Tuesday, March 5th. I encourage everyone to attend. See flyer below for details.
Stay tuned for more updates on this Master Plan process at their website.
Metro Water Services is offering its first ever Citizen’s Water Academy. The Citizen’s Water Academy is an opportunity for MWS customers to learn about our most precious natural resource, water, and how MWS manages it from “river to river”. The program includes tours of various MWS facilities, informative and interactive presentations, and the opportunity to interact with MWS staff and other water experts over four two-hour sessions. Through the Academy, MWS hopes to provide a better understanding of our resource and our processes to build a diverse network of leaders and influencers who are willing to share their knowledge in the community and serve as ambassadors for water. Class size is limited and the selection process is competitive. Please visit this link for more information and to fill out the application to apply.
The Spring 2019 dates and times are as follows:
- Tuesday, April 9 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
- Tuesday, April 16 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
- Tuesday, April 23 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
- Tuesday, April 30 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm or Saturday, April 27 9:30am – 11:30pm (Group will decide)
Participants must have availability for all listed dates and times and must commit to attend all 4 sessions.
The application deadline is March 8, 2019. Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than March 14, 2019. If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact Sonia Allman at Sonia.firstname.lastname@example.org.