Work to do!

Work to do!

There is no question that we live in thriving and diverse neighborhoods. Change continues to come.  It is crucial that we work together to make sure we see the changes we need.

Fifty Forward Connection at Madison Station Blvd.

Fifty Forward Connection at Madison Station Blvd.

The rendering you see will be the new front entrance to the building. We are filling in and raising the front to meet the road and adding active green space in front where the community can gather.

Music City Roots Live from Madison Station

Music City Roots Live from Madison Station

With every community meeting the last ten years, Metro planners have asked, “Where is the geographic heart of Madison?”  Every time the question was asked, old-timers and new neighbors alike, would point on the map to Amqui Station and Fifty Forward. 

I voted for equity

My work as a Councilmember is not to make everyone happy, but to strike a balance that is satisfactory. When I spoke to the CLC I told them, what still believe to be true: District 8 is ready to tolerate a tax rate increase if they know where the money is going and it is equitably distributed.

Oakwood Park. It's About Respect.

Oakwood Park. It's About Respect.

Remarks by Councilmember Nancy VanReece from the Oakwood Park Ribbon Cutting, April 13, 2019

Many of you here today have grown up with Oakwood Park, but I didn’t learn about it until the summer of 2011.

I learned that the district that I planned to represent, contained a hilly, 26-acre park with what’s perhaps the city’s most majestic view of downtown Nashville.

Share your Voice - Next is Now

Share your Voice - Next is Now

The most asked question I have received has been overwhelming "How do we extend the line from Briley Parkway to Old Hickory Blvd?"  My response is this, "Let's give them a reason to do so."

Nashville Nine 2016

Nashville Nine 2016

I am happy indeed to see the Madison Bowl property and the Star-Day King Studios in District 8's Madison, have been added to the Historic Nashviile, Inc's Nashville Nine list for 2016.  I hope that the energy about their stories will  bring restoration and attention to  their part in the Madtown/Madison renaissance.

The Renaissance

The Renaissance

Momentum is building in Madison.  Can you feel it?  Madtown moves me. With the late JD Elliot's inspirational challenge to "get all together on this" a roundtable of community leaders has been gathering to make sure that all opportunities are explored and all momentum is fanned with respect. The work of Randall Gross is now entering its 6th month and I’m confident that this strategic planning effort will move Madison forward. The Mayor's office of Economic and Community Development is highly engaged as is the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.

Most of Madison will pay lower property tax rates after the reappraisal

Most of Madison will pay lower property tax rates after the reappraisal

MAYOR ASKS FOR DEFERRAL ON PROPOSED NASHVILLE USD EXPANSION TO OCTOBER 13, 2016 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Good news, most of our property tax rates are expected to go down in Madison at very much the same rate of any increase that would happen with the USD so we are not expected to pay a higher rate.