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Mayor John Cooper Announces Key Administration Hires

Today, Nashville and Davidson County Mayor John Cooper announced the following new hires who will serve in his administration, helping to advance his Agenda for Neighborhoods and Families....

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Mayor John Cooper Announces Key Administration Hires

Today, Nashville and Davidson County Mayor John Cooper announced the following new hires who will serve in his administration, helping to advance his Agenda for Neighborhoods and Families....

Ruda Pollard

RUDA POLLARD has experiences in public and private sectors from the U.S. Legislature to neighborhood associations and has focused on implementing and replicating innovative solutions. Most recently as Senior Community Marketing Manager for PosiGen Solar, Ruda lead a team of impassioned community ambassadors for residential solar across the South and...

Deneine Christa Powell

DENEINE POWELL has dedicated her career environmental conservation, climate advocacy, equity and justice. She believes that communities should adopt a human-centered approach to safeguard the rights of the most vulnerable people and to share the burdens and benefits of the climate crisis and its solutions equitably and fairly. Communities with...

Our Spring Cohort Shares What Motivated Them to Become FUSE Fellows

As the FUSE Spring 2021 cohort embarks on their journeys to advance racial equity and ensure a just recovery from the pandemic, they share their personal motivations for becoming FUSE Executive Fellows. Read more.

Kenneth Williams

KEN WILLIAMS is experienced in economic development, legislative research, and civic engagement. Building strong, authentic partnerships and relationships has been a cornerstone of Ken’s career, and his approach to providing technical assistance incorporates respect, trust, and a shared vision for success. He has developed strategic partnership plans within the progressive...

During the COVID-19 Crisis, Staying Connected to Communities Is More Critical than Ever. Here’s How to Do It Right

Civic leaders and FUSE fellows offer advice on staying connected, especially to already marginalized communities, during the pandemic.

Jerry T. Chang

JERRY T. CHANG is a venture designer, engineer, and entrepreneur, focused on developing innovative projects in technology and social innovation. He is an experienced team builder who works to create alignment from diverse interests and perspectives to reach consensus. Most recently, he led the data, evaluations, and alignment team at...

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