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Homelessness Commission

Description

In June of 2014, the Metro Council approved Ordinance BL2014-777, which establishes the Homelessness Commission as a permanent body of the Metropolitan government. The Homelessness Commission falls under the auspices of the Metro Social Services Board of Commissioners.

The new ordinance outlines the following duties and responsibilities for the Homelessness Commission:

  • To implement a coordinated and focused approach to ending homelessness and to develop measurable goals;
  • To assure participation of all stakeholders including homeless persons;
  • To maintain accurate, current data on homeless populations; and
  • To educate the public, service providers and other interested parties on issues related to homelessness.

Please visit the official Metropolitan Homelessness Commission site.

Contact

Judith Tackett, assistant director

judith.tackett@nashville.gov

Members

Voting Members appointed by Mayor as per ordinance (11)
Name Representing Term
Liz Allen Fey, chair Business/ Community Jan. 1, 2016-June 30, 2018
Paula Foster Business/Community Sept. 11, 2016-Sept. 10, 2019
Bob Freeman Business/ Community To Be Announced
Norman Humber Homeless Services July 1, 2016-June 30, 2019
John Krenson Homeless Services To Be Announced
Tim Leeth Homeless Community To Be Announced
Charlotte Peacock Metro Social Services Board To Be Announced
Wendell Segroves Homeless Community July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018
Theresa Skiles Homeless Community To Be Announced
Charles F. Strobel Homeless Services July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018
Tom Turner Business/Community July 1, 2015-June 30, 2018
Voting Members appointed by Vice Mayor as per ordinance (4)
Name Representing Term
Mina Johnson Metro Council May 1, 2016-April 30, 2019
Freddie O’Connell Metro Council May 1, 2016-April 30, 2019
Tanaka Vercher Metro Council May 1, 2016-April 30, 2019
Open Seat Metro Council May 1, 2016-April 30, 2019
Non-voting, ex-officio Members or their designees representing Metro Government as per ordinance (7)
Name Representing Term Begin Date (no end date)
Steve Anderson Police July 1, 2005
Patrick Combs Nashville Career Advancement Center July 1, 2005
Cynthia Croom Metro Action Commission July 1, 2005
James Harbison Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency July 1, 2005
Adriane Harris Mayor’s Office July 1, 2005
William Paul Public Health Department July 1, 2005
Renee Pratt Social Services July 1, 2005