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Resolution RS2020-194

A Resolution recognizing Anthony Viglietti for his service to the community of Nashville and Davidson County.

WHEREAS, Mr. Anthony Viglietti is a well-respected and beloved member of the District 7 community in Nashville, Tennessee; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Viglietti is a long-time Inglewood resident and serves as the Beautification Commissioner for District 7; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Viglietti successfully spearheaded the community effort to restore Riverside Drive back to its beautiful original condition by planting cherry trees, poppies, and irises along the median, as well as repairing and rededicating the Riverside Drive Memorial plaque; and

WHEREAS, Anthony Viglietti also helped lead the Friends of Cooper Creek 2010 flood cleanup effort to remove large debris and clear waterways, and he continues to organize annual neighborhood creek cleanups to this day; and

WHEREAS, in 2015, Viglietti was nominated for East Nashvillian of the Year for his role in organizing highly effective efforts to remove waste and restore neighborhood waterways affected by the 2010 flood, as well as his work in arranging tree plantings around the city in addition to his local neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, in 2018, Viglietti received the Hands On Nashville Strobel Award, the Direct Service Volunteer Award for ages 50 plus, and was also a central activist in passing Metro Ordinance BL2018-1416, the “Tree Density Increase Bill”, which amended the Metropolitan Code regarding tree density, removal, and replacement requirements; and

WHEREAS, in 2019, Viglietti received the Citizen Activist Award at the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s Awards of Excellence Luncheon for his outstanding contributions to urban forestry in Tennessee, and was also honored for his outstanding volunteerism at the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards; and

WHEREAS, Anthony Viglietti is a volunteer with the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival and Friends of Riverside Drive, a Board Member on the Nashville Tree Foundation, and a retired Senior Energy Services Engineering Specialist for Nashville Electric Service; and

WHEREAS, Anthony Viglietti is known as “that special person who gets things done and brings people of all kinds together”; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize and commend Mr. Viglietti’s many years of hard work and service to the city of Nashville.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing Anthony Viglietti for his service to the community of Nashville and Davidson County.

Section 2. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Emily Benedict

Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedFebruary 4, 2020

Substitute adoptedFebruary 4, 2020

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Last Modified: 02/11/2020 11:31 AM