NASHVILLENEXT KICKS OFF COUNTYWIDE PLAN WITH FREE EVENT SATURDAY, FEB. 16

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Colby Sledge, McNeely Pigott & Fox (615) 259-4000 csledge@mpf.com

Feb. 4, 2013

NASHVILLENEXT KICKS OFF COUNTYWIDE PLAN WITH FREE EVENT SATURDAY, FEB. 16

NASHVILLE – Nashville residents, business owners and community leaders will kick off NashvilleNext, a three-year planning project for the city’s future, with a family-friendly event on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Public Library.

“Nashville has received a lot of well-earned recognition recently as a thriving, vibrant city, and NashvilleNext hopes to build on that foundation,” said Rick Bernhardt, executive director of Metro Planning, which is spearheading the project. “We are excited to hear from community members about the future of their city.”

The kickoff will feature fun activities for all ages, including a time capsule, building blocks and interactive booths where participants can share what they want to see next for Nashville. Music, free parking and refreshments will also be provided.

The event will include remarks by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, president of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute. The kickoff will mark the beginning of a three-year project, led by residents and organizations across Davidson County, to develop the Nashville 2040 General Plan, which will serve as a guide for community decisions over the next 25 years.

WHAT: NashvilleNext kickoff event

WHO: All Davidson County residents! Speakers include Mayor Karl Dean and former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, president of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16 10 a.m.–11:30 Open House 11:30 a.m–12:45 p.m. Speakers 12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Open House

WHERE: Nashville Public Library 615 Church Street Nashville, TN 37219

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (615) 862-NEXT (6398) or email info@nashvillenext.net. ###

About NashvilleNext

NashvilleNext is an integrated plan for Nashville’s future that will ensure our prosperity and well-being for the next 25 years. It’s evolving and is shaped by the needs, ideas and input of people who care about Nashville.