Transit Alliance, Andrews Institute launch first Transit Citizen Leadership Academy
By Kim Chaudoin on 8/2/2011
- About the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee
- About the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership
- Members of the Transit Citizen Leadership Academy
- Contacts for the Transit Citizen Leadership Academy
- Scanning the Landscape: A look at the historical, economic and social impact of transportation in the United States and in Tennessee.
- Understanding Current Reality: An exploration of Middle Tennessee’s transit system and the challenges we face.
- Identifying Models of Success: An analysis of the successes and failures of other communities facing a transit challenge.
- Evaluating the Options: An examination weighing value and cost of options for Middle Tennessee, informed by global best practices.
- Creating the Conversation: A design for facilitating conversations on transit options and opportunities.
- Engaging the Community: Identification and activation of community resources to support transit conversations.
- Moving Transit Options Forward: An individual leadership plan.
Sessions will be held at the Andrews Institute on the Lipscomb campus and at locations in Middle Tennessee that highlight factors related to the development of a mass transit system for the region.
The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee is a nonprofit organization with the mission of encouraging private sector as well as public sector support for new investments in mass transit in the 10-county region of Middle Tennessee. The Alliance is committed to communicating the value of regional mass transportation needs and options. It fosters education across the region about the economic value of mass transit investments. Through these communication and education efforts, the Alliance will actively participate in the steps necessary to secure dedicated revenues for mass transit investments in the months and years ahead.
James Fenton – Cheatham County Director of Economic and Community Development
Jim Forkum – Metro Council Member
Marshall Karr – Karr Commercial, Principal Broker; Greater Nashville Association of Realtors
Kristine LaLonde – Metro Council Member
Betty Nixon – Retired, Asst. Vice Chancellor for Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations; long, esteemed career in Nashville politics and public service
Alice Walker – The Wilson Group; President Greater Nashville Realtors Association
Mike Petty – Dickson Insurance Agency
Harvey Church – President, Maury County offices of First Farmers and Merchants Bank
Dr. Eslick Daniel – Retired, orthopedic surgeon
Clint Camp – County Engineer, Montgomery County
Ed Davis – Retired, Director of Administration for Montgomery County
Charlie Koon – Chief of Staff for Mayor of Clarksville
Ervin Brown – Robertson County Commissioner
Paula Mansfield – Vice President for Sales Development, First Tennessee Bank
Peter Demos – President and attorney for Demos’ Steak and Spaghetti House, incoming chair of Rutherford County Chamber Board
Sherri Ferguson – Executive Director, Portland Chamber of Commerce
Clay Haynes - Real estate professional and developer – Haynes Realtors & Auction Co.; Cumberland Region Tomorrow Board
Christopher Rhodes – Engineering consultant, Kimley-Horn and Associates
Albert Strawther – Retired, Tennessee Highway Patrol
Lee Zoller – President, Green & Little; City of Gallatin Long Range Planning Committee
Jill Burgin – Brentwood City Commissioner
Debbie Henry – Executive Director, Transportation Management Association (TMA Group)
Gil Hutchinson – Director, UnitedHealth Group
Dan Klatt – Franklin Tomorrow
Michael Matteson- Williamson County Planning Director
Ken Moore – Mayor of Franklin
Alex Noble – Noble Springs Dairy; retired, TDOT
Cindi Parmenter – President/Director, Brentwood Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce
Jack Bell – Jack Bell Builders
Jimmy Comer – Comerica Enterprises
Shannon Joyner – Mt. Juliet Assistant Public Works Director
Randy Robertson – Mt. Juliet City Manager
Sheila Varga – LP Building Products