Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper announces process for fulfilling campaign promises

Mayor John Cooper speaks at his inauguration event Sept. 28 at Stratford STEM Magnet High School.
Mayor John Cooper speaks at his inauguration event Sept. 28 at Stratford STEM Magnet High School. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

Mayor John Cooper speaks at his inauguration event Sept. 28 at Stratford STEM Magnet High School. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

As a commitment to follow through on campaign promises made during the 2019 mayoral election cycle, Metro Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Jan. 7 the release of a Commitment Tracker on the city’s website.

The tracker features 50 policy priorities discussed during his campaign, including fiscal stewardship, transportation, public safety, education, affordable housing and neighborhoods. Each project includes a status update and is sorted by type.


“I intend for this commitment tracker to be a transparent resource for residents as well as an accountability mechanism for my team,” Cooper said in a statement. “Tracking my administration’s progress on these 50 commitments will help keep us focused on core priorities over the next four years. I campaigned with a 47-page policy platform, and I want to be clear that I intend to follow through on the commitments I made. I’m encouraged by the progress we’ve made in the first 100 days, and I recognize the important work ahead to make Nashville a city that works for everyone.”

The project database is expected to be updated monthly by the mayor’s office staff, according to the announcement.
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By Wendy Sturges

A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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