Skip to Content

Office of the Mayor

Mayor JohnCooper

John Cooper

John Cooper is the ninth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Born in Nashville and raised in Shelbyville, John served as an At-Large Member of Metro Council from 2015 to 2019. John is married to Laura Fitzgerald Cooper, a former Constitutional law professor and they have three teenage sons and four dogs. John brings to public service more than 30 years of business and financial experience in the banking, real estate and retail business. With a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a Vanderbilt MBA, he is the founder of both the Heritage at Brentwood, a large continuing-care senior living community, and Happy ReTales, a volunteer-directed pet products retail store, where all profits go to animal rescue. John and his family attend Christ Church Cathedral.

Sign up to receive e-mail updates from the Mayor

Mayor Cooper's Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Information


Staff Directory

Bedne, Fabian
Planner, Neighborhood Development, Infrastructure
Brown, Ashley
Affordable Housing Program Manager
Brown, Eric
North Nashville Economic and Community Development Manager
Buntin, John
Director of Policy / Community Safety
Christin, Zachary
Performance Manager
Cirillo, Dia
Senior Policy Advisor
Clark, Bruce
Performance Manager
Cooper, John
Copeland, Imani
Council Liaison and Special Projects
Davis, Hannah
Director of Housing Programs
DiMassimo, Faye
Senior Advisor for Transportation and Infrastructure
Eagles, Ben
Senior Advisor
Eguiarte, Diego
Director of Performance Management
Fisher, Robert
Deputy Chief of Staff, Senior Advisor for Education
Floyd-Buggs, Kathy
Director of Neighborhoods
Hassan, Mohamed
Director of New Americans
Hausser, Ginger
Senior Advisor For Intergovernmental Affairs
Haywood, Brenda
Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement
Hughes, Ariel
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
Ikard, Mary Beth
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
Jameson, Mike
Director of Legislative Affairs
Johnson, Ron
Community Safety Coordinator
Lake, Chanel
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
Lasiter, John
Communications Manager
Marshall, Brandon
Digital Director / LGBT Liaison
Phillips, Bill
Deputy Mayor, Chief of Staff
Pogue, Courtney
Economic and Community Development Director
Rasmussen-Sagan, Jennifer
Senior Staff Assistant
Richard, Gordon
Assistant Director, Mayor's Office of Film and Special Events
Song, Chris
Speechwriter/Communications Advisor
Treadway, Diane
Executive Assistant / Office Manager
Williams, Erin
Director of Constituent Response/hubNashville
Wilson, Kristin
Chief of Operations and Performance / OEM
Yasin, Dilman
Performance Manager