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Mobility and Transportation

Equitable and Inclusive Communities

Responsive, Transparent and Engaged Safe Cities

Adaptive, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Mobility and Transportation

Brad Freeze, Nashville Department of Transportation, Chief Engineer

Oversees the Transportation Planning, Development, Design, Deployment, and Traffic Management for the roadway infrastructure in Davidson County

Impactful inititives include: The deployment of NDOT's Traffic Management Center, Nashville's Vision Zero Plan, Downtown Traffic Study, Ongoing Charlotte ATCMTD Project

Dan Freudberg, WeGo Public Transit, Deputy COO for Operations Systems

Ensures reliable service delivery and improving efficiency and customer experience through advances in processes and technology

Impactful inititives include: Downtown traffic study, Coordination between affordable housing and access to transit

Marty Sewell, Nashville Department of Transportation & Multimodal Infrastructure (NDOT), Planning Manager

Responsible for developing long-range transportation system plans and programming within NDOT, the department responsible for all right-of-way ransportation-related functions for Metro with the exception of greenways and transit

Abdelghani Barre, Metro Social Services, Director of Strategic Planning and Research

Analyzing and reporting the state of economic and social well-being of the county residents

Impactful inititives include: Threat of uncontrolled growth on the economic and social well-being of Nashville residents and the worsening of the standard-of-living of residents

Equitable and Inclusive Communities

Cynthia Croom, Metropolitan Action Commission, Executive Director

Helping individuals and families break the cycle of poverty through the use of a variety of emergency, short term, and long term supports including Early Childhood, Youth, Adult and whole family programs centered around education, training, job and career opportunities. 

Impactful inititives include: Whole Family/Two Generation work and Emergency services

Mark Eatherly, Metro Human Relations Commission, Director of Special Projects

Develops creative projects, programs, and events that address and/or speak to equity, access, and inclusion in Metro government and throughout Nashville/Davidson County

Impactful inititives include: Addressing issues related to and developing methods to evaluate equity, access, and inclusion

Pearl Amanfu, Metro Information Technology Services, Executive Project Manager

Leading the planning and execution of ITS’s work in digital inclusion data collection and providing project management to execute the CIO-led digital inclusion plan

Dr. Garrett Harper, Metropolitan Social Services, Senior Analyst

Analysis of social and economic wellbeing of the population of Nashville-Davidson County

Impactful inititives include: Research and analysis of economic and social wellbeing of residents of Davidson County, with focus on issues of economic hardship within the population and strategic planning for services and environments that foster economic and social mobility for existing residents and communities in Davidson County

Sneh Pravinkumar Patel, Finance (Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), Research Analyst

Research Analyst with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with the Finance department; use data and statistical analysis to promote and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion in Metro services and within Metro itself

Impactful inititives include: the creation of data tools such as equity maps and equity dashboards to explore how race/ethnicity and socio-economic status correlate with access to different resources and the use of the Budget Equity Tool to operationalize equity within departmental practices and policies

Responsive, Transparent and Engaged Safe Cities

Carlos Lara, Commander, Metro Nashville Police Department and Kelly Cantrell, Lieutenant, Metro Nashville Police Department

The Mission of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department is to provide community-based police products to the public so they can experience a safe and peaceful Nashville.

John Buntin, Director of Policy/ Community Safety, Office of Mayor John Cooper, Metro Nashville-Davidson County

Mayor John Cooper's point person on important safety initiatives including deployment of bodyworn cameras, a community-wide re-envisioning policing initiative, and the creation of a Community Safety Partnership Fund

Chief Will Swann, Fire Chief, Metro 

The mission of the Nashville Fire Department is to provide high quality fire, medical, and rescue emergency responses and community support services to the citizens and visitors within Nashville and Davidson County, so they can work and reside in a community where an all-hazard response minimizes harm to life, property and environment.

Kelly Napier, Nashville Fire Department, Captain, Data Services-  Division presenting on behalf of Chief Swann

Administrate the primary software, ImageTrend Elite, that the fire department uses on a daily basis, create and schedule statistical reports for the various divisions within the department and respond to requests for data

Stephen Martini, Director, Department of Emergency Communications

The mission of the Department of Emergency Communications is to serve as the vital link between the citizens and the emergency responders of Nashville & Davidson County by providing emergency and non-emergency services in a prompt, courteous and efficient manner.

William Bessette - Metro Social Services, Social and Economic Research Associate

Analyze the economic and social wellbeing of the residents of Nashville and Davidson County

Impactful inititives include: Understanding the influence all infrastructure projects will have on the economic and social wellbeing of the residents of Nashville and Davidson County and the negative impact of uncontrolled growth in the communities in Nashville and Davidson County

Adaptive, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Scott Potter, Water and Sewer, Director

Supplies, treats, manages, and protects our water resources in a sustainable manner for the benefit of all who live, work, and play in our community

Impactful inititives include: Energy Management Program and Clean Water Nashville Overflow Abatement Program

Laurel Creech, General Services, Assistant Director Sustainability

Infuses sustainable best practices throughout General Services and contribute to climate mitigation and adaptation reporting, strategies, programs and initiatives Metro-wide

Impactful inititives include: Reduce Energy Consumption via energy efficiency and renewable energy generation and electrify Metro fleet.

Kendra Abkowitz, Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer, Office of Mayor John Cooper, Metro Nashville-Davidson County

Work broadly across priority sustainability and resilience issues with a focus on maximizing environmental, economic, and social benefits for Metro government agencies and the community

Impactful inititives include: On-site renewable energy solutions, restoring tree canopy to improve stormwater management and reduce flooding, deploying electric vehicle strategies for metro departments and the public

Greg Claxton, Planning Dept, Manager, Advanced Planning & Research Division
 
Long-range planning tied to land use
 
Impactful inititives include: Growth management and capital improvements budget

Lawrence Hutchison, Fire Department, Fire Marshal

Life safety compliance with existing commercial, multiuse, multifamily, new construction inspections and other related fields that would involve enforcement of the adopted fire code

Impactful inititives include: Implementation of new and existing operational permits that are required throughout Davidson county Opportunities to gather information use in formulating an updated Community Risk Reduction plan (CRR) that is used to develop strategic plans/goals using data to make changes that effectively reduce known hazardous risks

Dr. Garrett Harper, Metropolitan Social Services, Senior Analyst

Analysis of social and economic wellbeing of the population of Nashville-Davidson County

Impactful inititives include: Research and analysis of economic and social wellbeing of residents of Davidson County, with focus on issues of economic hardship within the population and strategic planning for services and environments that foster economic and social mobility for existing residents and communities in Davidson County