Monday, September 17, 2007

Inaugural at Courthouse

Just got a note from Councilman Erik Cole [East Nashville] (a co-chair for Mayor-elect Dean's campaign). The inaugural activities will be at the courthouse, not the Parthenon as was rumored. Here's a snip from the e-mail the council office sent out today:

From: Hayes, Roseanne (Metro Council Office) []
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2007 12:48 PM
Subject: Revised Information on the Inaugural Festivities

This correspondence is being sent at the request of Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors.

Dear Members of the Metro Council & Council Staff:
Tentative Council & Mayoral Inauguration Activities
September 21, 2007

12:00 pm-approximately 12:45 Inaugural Ceremony
Location: Courthouse Square

I'm very glad to have this corrected information. I'm glad to read the event will be in a more appropriate location. This is a much better beginning than rumor control was reporting.

1 comment:

din819go said...

Kay -- I thought you and your readers would be interested in this -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On his first full day as mayor, Karl Dean will lead a mayoral town hall meeting at Pearl-Cohn High School on Monday.

The former law director and public defender won the Sept. 11 runoff election against former Congressman Bob Clement.

Dean's inauguration ceremony begins at noon Friday at the Public Square Historic Courthouse. A reception and open house at the courthouse will immediately follow.

Dean succeeds Mayor Bill Purcell, Metro's fifth mayor. Purcell will teach at Harvard University this fall and teach at Hume-Fogg Academic High School and join Tennessee State University as interim dean of the university's College of Public Service and Urban Affairs.

The 90-minute town hall meeting is open to all Metro parents, students, teachers and citizens. It is the first in a series of regular town hall meetings Dean will hold across the city.

"On day one, I am going to bring a new focus from the Office of the Mayor to the challenges we face in our schools," Dean said in a statement. "Our schools need new ideas and more parental and community involvement, and with the help of all Nashvillians, these town hall meetings will be part of the start of both. I look forward to hearing from parents and students in the Pearl-Cohn community."

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Pearl-Cohn High School, 904 26th Ave. N. Representatives from Metro Schools, the Metro Board of Education, Metro Council and members of Dean's staff also will attend.