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Resolution RS2020-541

A resolution recognizing the naming of streets in District 3 in honor of former Metro Councilmembers Chester Hughes and Dr. Carolyn Baldwin Tucker.

WHEREAS, Chester Hughes served as the councilmember in District 3 from 2003 until his death in 2004 after a brief illness; and

WHEREAS, Councilmember Hughes was instrumental in securing much-needed retail establishments in District 3, including the Walmart at Skyline Commons and the Walgreens at the corner of Dickerson Road and Old Hickory Boulevard; and

WHEREAS, Councilmember Hughes also fought to have utility lines constructed underground in new residential subdivisions to enhance utility services and improve the aesthetic quality of streetscapes and neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Carolyn Baldwin Tucker was the first African American woman elected as a councilmember-at-large in Davidson County in 1999; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Tucker is a retired school principal and former administrator in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools with more than 50 years of experience as an educator; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Tucker also served as an Interim Superintendent of Murfreesboro City Schools and a consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education; and

WHEREAS, Habitat for Humanity is in the process of obtaining approval of a new residential subdivision near Village Trail in District 3, which will include “Chester Hughes Circle” and “Dr. Carolyn Tucker Circle” as two of the streets to be dedicated to the Metropolitan Government for acceptance and maintenance; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes and commemorates the naming of this right-of-way in honor of Chester Hughes and Dr. Carolyn Baldwin Tucker.


Section 1. The Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as recognizing the naming of streets in District 3 in honor of former Metro Councilmembers Chester Hughes and Dr. Carolyn Baldwin Tucker.

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


Jennifer Gamble, Bob Mendes, Sharon Hurt, Burkley Allen, Steve Glover, Zulfat Suara, Kyonzté Toombs, Robert Swope, Sean Parker, Brett Withers, Emily Benedict, Nancy VanReece, Tonya Hancock, Zach Young, Larry Hagar, Erin Evans, Russ Bradford, Jeff Syracuse, Ginny Welsch, Colby Sledge, Thomas Cash, Freddie O'Connell, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Brandon Taylor, Gloria Hausser, Thom Druffel, Kathleen Murphy, Russ Pulley, Courtney Johnston, Bob Nash, Delishia Porterfield, Sandra Sepulveda, John Rutherford, Joy Styles, Antoniette Lee, Angie Henderson, Dave Rosenberg

Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedSeptember 15, 2020

AdoptedSeptember 15, 2020

ApprovedSeptember 16, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 09/18/2020 4:25 PM