Inauguration set for Metro Nashville Mayor-elect John Cooper

The Metropolitan Courthouse is located at 1 Public Square, Nashville.

The Metropolitan Courthouse is located at 1 Public Square, Nashville.

John Cooper will be sworn in Sept. 28 as the ninth mayor of Metro Nashville. The inauguration ceremony is set for 10 a.m. at Stratford STEM Magnet High School, 1800 Stratford Ave., Nashville.

Cooper, who has served as an at-large council member since 2015, won the Sept. 12 runoff election against incumbent Mayor David Briley.

Cooper received 69% of the vote, or 62,440 votes. Briley—who served as mayor for 18 months following the resignation of former mayor Megan Barry in 2018—earned 30%, or 27,281 votes. Write-in votes accounted for less than 1% of votes.

Vice Mayor Jim Shulman, at-large council members and district council members will be in attendance, according to an announcement from Cooper.

Following the ceremony, Cooper said he has plans to attend the Good Neighborhood Day Festival at the Southeast Community Center, 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Antioch. A parade is expected to begin at 12:30 p.m.
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