Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Preserving history

HNI Board member Patrick Gilbert and I enjoy a moment of laughter at the group's annual meeting at Belmont Mansion on January 27, when I formally joined the board. Patrick is HNI's point of contact with Habitat for Humanity.

On January 27, I was honored to join the board of directors for Historic Nashville, Inc., whose mission is "to preserve, revitalize and enhance the natural, built and cultural heritage of Nashville and Davidson County." HNI has been influential in preserving many landmarks in our city, including the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, and historic districts in East Nashville.

In the 13 years I have lived in District 31, I have already seen dramatic changes. I believe that while we work on growing our area for the better, we should also preserve the rich history - buildings and land - that make our area so different and unique.

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