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Substitute 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 moved to Inglewood 36 years ago after living in Green Hills for seven years, and serves as the Beautification Commissioner for District 7 and Chair of Metro’s Beautification and Environment Commission; and

WHEREAS, after his active role in the Green Hills community, Mr. Viglietti became an At-Large member of the Inglewood Neighborhood Association and later went on to become President of the group; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Viglietti was the visionary who designed the Inglewood-Madison Briley Parkway interchange streetscape project and led the effort to improve and beautify the median by the Inglewood Kroger near the CSX overpass; 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, for over 30 years, Mr. Viglietti has been involved in energy efficiency in many capacities such as administering the In-Home Energy Evaluation program, being a key coordinator of the geothermal project for the Governor’s mansion renovation, becoming the lead energy adviser on the first energy star certified home in Tennessee, and assisting MDHA in obtaining four Federal Hope 6 grants to improve energy efficiency of existing housing stock and energy efficient building components to new housing projects in Nashville; and

WHEREAS, Anthony Viglietti is a genuine asset to the community and 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 dedicated 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, Angie Henderson

Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

Substitute AdoptedFebruary 4, 2020

Resolution AdoptedFebruary 4, 2020

ApprovedFebruary 4, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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