Nashville Wins Bid for 2017 FOP National Conference; Several Thousand Attendees Expected
August 15, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
One day after hearing from Mayor Karl Dean, Nashville Fraternal Order of Police members and surprise guest Trace Adkins, nearly 2,000 FOP members from across America today voted at their 61st Biennial meeting in Cincinnati to hold the organization’s 2017 National Conference & Exposition in Nashville at the Opryland Hotel.
On Wednesday, Mayor Dean, Chief Steve Anderson, Convention & Visitors Bureau President Butch Spyridon, Opryland executive Pete Weinen and Adkins traveled to Cincinnati to join Metro Police Sergeant and local FOP President Robert Weaver in strongly advocating for Nashville. At the conclusion of the presentation by Mayor Dean and the formal delegation, Adkins surprised the crowd by walking in from the rear of the meeting room. He took the stage, strongly endorsed Nashville as the right place for the 2017 national conference, and even sang a song.
Nashville received 84% of today’s vote in the host competition against Orlando, Florida. Including FOP delegates and their families, an estimated 4,000 persons are expected to attend the 2017 conference.