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Music Row Executive Launches Campaign for Metro Council in 2015

6:00 a.m. March 11, 2014

Contact: Jeff Syracuse
(615) 886-9906

NASHVILLE, TN, March 11, 2014 – Jeff Syracuse, Manager, Licensing Operations at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and a fifteen-year veteran of the Nashville music industry, has announced his 2015 candidacy for Metro Council. Syracuse seeks to represent District 15 in the Donelson area, one of the most diverse districts in Davidson County and home to the Grand Ole Opry, Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center, Music Valley, Pennington Bend, Two Rivers Mansion, and McGavock High School, as well as small businesses and national corporate headquarters along Lebanon Pike and Elm Hill Pike. The area is responsible for nearly half of Metro Nashville’s hotel tax income and is home to an actively engaged community of residents in highly desirable neighborhoods. “Donelson is in a prime location as the city grows,” Syracuse says. “It is rapidly becoming very attractive to a growing and diverse population from young professionals to active seniors.” 

A Middle Tennessee resident since 1998 and a Donelson resident since 2002, Syracuse has served in a number of leadership roles in the Donelson community, including President of the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce, The Donelson Gateway Project, and The Friends of Two Rivers Mansion. Syracuse is also a Founding Board Member of the wildly successful community organization Hip Donelson, and a Founding Board Member of the Donelson Hills Neighborhood Association. Additionally, he was named one of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” honorees for 2014 and has been recognized by the University of Phoenix Alumni Association with the 2013 Community Service Award. 

With a theme of “The Soul of a City Lies in the Hearts of the People,” Syracuse’s campaign for Metro Council will focus on fostering strong neighborhoods, strengthening local non-profit organizations and schools that serve the community and realizing the vision of Downtown Donelson around the Donelson Plaza and Music City Star Donelson Station as a thriving, pedestrian friendly, mixed-use urban core. “Nashville is experiencing incredible growth and investment, and has become a world-class destination for both tourism and new residents,” Syracuse says. “I want to help lead Donelson during this time of transition, and attract new business and investment while preserving the character and history of our community.” 

Jeff Syracuse’s campaign is funded by Friends of Jeff Syracuse for Metro Council 15th District, for which Jenny White is serving as Treasurer. Further information on Syracuse’s qualifications, experience, and campaign can be accessed via the campaign’s website and social media:

Twitter: @SyracuseMetro15

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