Nashville has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, bringing with it both new opportunities and new challenges. As we look ahead, we need a “North Star”– a shared vision and actionable plan rooted in the values and aspirations of all Nashvillians.

Imagine Nashville is a citywide, community-led initiative guided by the belief that we must share our dreams and ideas to shape our future. So, we have been working to reach across geographic, socioeconomic, racial and ethnic lines, and age differences to ensure everyone has a chance to share their wildest dreams, their most practical concerns, and, most of all, their ideas for how we should go forward.


Imagine Nashville is guided by a steering committee, made up of a diverse group of neighborhood, civic, business, and nonprofit leaders in the Nashville community who have been talking about the need for Nashville to have a clear shared vision to guide the city forward in the coming years. This dynamic group will guide our efforts to reach every corner of Nashville and include everyone and anyone who wants to contribute to this plan. Committee members are:



Senior Pastor of Watson Grove Baptist Church (The Grove)


Vanderbilt Professor for Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Director of Division of Orthopedic Trauma; and Executive Medical Director of Vanderbilt Center for Trauma, Burn and Emergency Surgery


Founder and President of Mosaic Changemakers


Will Alexander Chief Investment Officer, Hall Capital
Katina Beard CEO, Matthew Walker CHC
Charles Robert Bone Partner, Spencer Fane Bone McAllester
Gina Lynette Executive Director, Empower Tennessee
Libby Callaway Principal/CEO, The Callaway
Hon. Sheila Calloway Juvenile Court Judge
Hal Cato CEO, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Shani Dowell CEO, Possip
Gary Gaston CEO, Civic Design Center
Joseph Gutierrez Founder and Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islanders of Middle Tennessee
La’Kishia Harris Associate Director, Youth/Workforce/Community Development, Mayor’s Office
Jim Hawk Executive Director, Neighbor 2 Neighbor
Tequila Johnson CEO, The Equity Alliance
Winston Justice Advisor, AllianceBernstein
Wanda Lyle Interim CEO, Center for Nonprofit Management
Brenda Morrow President, Edgehill Apartment Residents Association
Anas Saba Founder, Nashville Hidden Gems
Julio Salazar Assoc. Dir.of Educational Success, Conexión Américas
Grace Sutherland Smith Executive Director, AgeWell Middle Tennessee
Davie Tucker Pastor, Beech Creek Missionary Baptist Church; President, Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship; Executive Director, Nashville Human Relations Commission
Brenda P. Wynn Davidson County Clerk
Maria Paula Zapata Director of Programs, Conexión Américas

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