Community Leaders Turn Out In Force To Support Public Schools

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Mayor Megan Barry, Director of Schools Dr. Shawn Joseph and other community leaders are coming together to host the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s (NPEF) 13th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel. The members of the host committee represent diverse backgrounds and industries, but share a passion for improving public education in Nashville. “I’m honored to join this exceptional group of community leaders uniting the city around our public schools,” said Mayor Barry. “The NPEF’s Public Schools Hall of Fame is a great opportunity to recognize those who are … Read More

Mayor’s Office, Nashville Public Education Foundation Open 2017-2018 Applications For Parent, Teacher Cabinets

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Mayor Megan Barry and the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) announced today that applications are now being accepted for the 2017–2018 Parent and Teacher cabinets. These cabinets were created in 2016 to elevate the voices of parents and teachers on key education topics in Metro Nashville Public Schools. “We are thrilled to welcome the second class of Parent Cabinet and Teacher Cabinet members,” said Shannon Hunt, NPEF president and CEO. “These groups of individuals will help ensure that we are consistently engaged with community leaders and can provide authentic feedback to anchor the Foundation’s and the city’s efforts to improve … Read More

Mayor Barry Challenges Local Restaurants to Reduce Food Waste

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Mayor Megan Barry is challenging local restaurants to reduce the amount of food wasted in their kitchens by participating in The Mayor’s Food Saver Challenge for restaurants – a joint project with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Nashville Food Waste Initiative. Mayor Barry is the first mayor in the Southeast to issue such a challenge. The Challenge was launched at the James Beard Foundation’s Chef Advocacy Training in Nashville on Monday – where 21 well-known local chefs received training, led by national experts, on strategies to reduce restaurant food waste. Participating chefs included Maneet Chauhan, Levon Wallace, Jeremy Barlow, Matt … Read More

MP&F’s Javier Solano on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

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Javier Solano, a vice president at MP&F and at the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce, recently penned a guest column for the Nashville Business Journal about diversity and inclusion in the Nashville area. Read Javier’s insightful and thought-provoking guest column here (paid online subscription required). MP&F has a robust six-month-long diversity fellowship. If you’re interested in learning more, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.