Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2011 East Nashville Night Out Against Crime.

To: Greenwood Neighborhood Association
From: Anita Armstrong, GNA President
My contact info is 226-6960
see below. I will be there with our flyers for GNA.....please make plans to attend / volunteer!


We have been invited to be a part of the 2011 East Nashville Night Out Against Crime. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5 - 9 PM at Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Ave. They will have live music, food, children's activities, prize drawings, informational presentations, commercial vendors and non-profit information booths planned. We have a facebook page at www.facebook.com/EastNashville2011NightOutAgainstCrime where you can learn more.
Some of the sponsors include US Bank (presenting sponsor), NCA Alarms, PEST, Inc, Fannie's House of Music and others.
In addition to neighborhood group tables, some of our nonprofit information groups include CASA, Park Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and others.
They are hoping to have strong presence from each of the neighborhood groups and to use this event to advertise and strengthen the neighborhood groups in East Nashville. We are thankful for our corporate sponsors who have provided funds to produce a fun event that benefits everyone.

Each group will need to provide its own table and chairs and tents/canopies if you have one. Each group will also need to provide volunteers to staff your table for the duration of the event.
The organizing committee is in need of volunteers to help us pull off this large event. Some of these areas include:
-Set-up (5 people)
-Staffing the welcome booth (1 per hour, 4 shifts)
-Monitoring the bounce houses and play area (2 per hour, 4 shifts)
-Helping out with the food tables (1 per hour, 4 shifts)
-Entertainment (2 to 3 people)
-Tear-down (5 people)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Nashville For All Of Us Seeks Pledge from Metro Council Candidates

N4AOU

Local community coalition Nashville For All Of Us recently asked all of the candidates in Metro elections to join in their commitment to ensure Nashville is a productive, just, and welcoming city where all residents are valued. They asked the candidates to affirm the following pledge:


As a candidate for the Nashville Metro Council, I pledge that I will support a Nashville that is built on shared values and aspirations; is committed to inclusivity, equality, and the ethical and moral treatment of all residents; encourages and values the contributions of all citizens; makes its services and benefits accessible to all; embraces every resident’s inherent worth and dignity; and encourages civil and respectful public discourse among its residents and their representatives.


According to a recent email from Nashville For All Of Us, the following candidates have committed to supporting this vision for the city:


Candidate

Office

Incumbent (I)

Candidate

Office

Incumbent (I)

Karl Dean

Mayor

I

David Glasgow

District 18

Diane Neighbors

Vice Mayor

I

Erica Gilmore

District 19

I

Megan Barry

At-Large

I

Curt Wallen

District 19

Renard Francois

At-Large

Buddy Baker

District 20

I

Jerry Maynard

At-Large

I

J. Gower Mills

District 20

Donald Ray McFolin

At-Large

Mary Carolyn Roberts

District 20

Don O'Donniley

At-Large

Seanna Brandmeir

District 22

Ronnie Steine

At-Large

I

Emily Evans

District 23

I

Sajid W. Usmani

At-Large

Jason Holleman

District 24

I

Lonnell Matthews, Jr.

District 1

I

Sarah Lodge Tally

District 24

Frank Harrison

District 2

I

James Michael Kaminski

District 25

DeCosta Hastings

District 2

Sean McGuire

District 25

I

Brady Banks

District 4

Chris Harmon

District 26

Eugene Batsuk

District 4

Greg Dooley

District 27

Scott Davis

District 5

Travis Danker

District 28

Priscilla Eaton

District 5

Tanaka Vercher

District 28

Dave Rich

District 6

Arnett H. Bodenhamer

District 29

Hans Schmidt

District 6

Karen Y. Johnson

District 29

Peter Westerholm

District 6

Vicky Tataryn

District 29

Anthony Davis

District 7

Isaac Okoreeh-Baah

District 29

Nancy VanReece

District 8

Jason Potts

District 30

Darren Jernigan

District 11

I

Fabian Bedne

District 31

Steve Glover

District 12

James Widrig

District 31

Anna Page

District 16

I

Markeith Braden

District 32

Sandra Moore

District 17

I

Jacobia C. Dowell

District 32

Burkley Allen

District 18

Carter Todd

District 34

I


A “Nashville For All Of Us” is not just a place to live, but a way of life for our city. It is built on shared values and aspirations. It is committed to inclusivity, equality, and the ethical and moral treatment of all Nashvillians. It encourages and values the contributions of all residents to their community and makes its services and benefits accessible to all. It embraces and defends all persons’ inherent dignity. It is a vision that will be a reality when we all speak up.


For more information on early voting and the August 4 election, visit the Davidson County Election Commission.


Members fo the Nashville For All Of Us Steering Committee:


Alistair Newbern, Chair

Stephen Fotopulos

Renata Soto

Krissa Barclay

Lisa Pote, Secretary

David Taylor

Kenny Byrd

Kathleen Murphy

Hedy Weinberg

Sonnye Dixon

Tom Negri

Anderson Williams

Mark Eatherly


Avi Poster


Stephen Zralek

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Video of District 5 Metro Council Candidate Forum

If you missed the forum for District 5 Metro Council candidates held on Thursday, June 30, you can now see what the candidates had to say by watching this series of videos on YouTube provided by Andy Reuter.



The forum was moderated by Joe White, state capitol reporter for WPLN, and sponsored by the following organizations:

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Association
Dickerson Road Merchants Association
Greenwood Neighborhood Association
Highland Heights Neighborhood Association
Maxwell Heights Neighborhood Association
McFerrin Park Neighborhood Association
Neighborhoods Resource Center
Renraw Neighborhood Association