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Volunteerismdean launch

Mayor Karl Dean recognizes the impact that volunteers can have on the Nashville community. On September 10, 2009, Mayor Dean pledged that Nashville would help the country achieve the goals of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act by joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to launch the Cities of Service coalition. By signing the Declaration of Service, Mayor Dean promised to do his part by developing a comprehensive local action plan to increase civic engagement called Impact Nashville.

"With the launch of Impact Nashville, I am looking forward to volunteers accomplishing impactful results in our public schools and our environmental recovery efforts. As mayor, I have no doubt that Nashvillians can accomplish anything that we collectively apply our minds, hands and hearts to." -- Mayor Karl Dean

Metro Food Fight 2014second harvest

Mayor Karl Dean is challenging Metro government to a city-wide food drive, "Metro Food Fight" to help Middle Tennessee's Second Harvest Food Bank. This is the sixth year for the food drive and each year this drive helps with the Feeding Hope Challenge holiday food drive, feeds hungry people and is also a healthy competition between departments with the goal to win the prestigious “Mayor’s Cup” for the most poundage of food collected. For further details, visit Metro Food Fight.