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District 1 Council Member

Lonnell Matthews, Jr.Lonnell Matthews, Jr.

2733 Cato Ridge Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37218
Home: (615) 876-2319
lonnell.matthews@nashville.gov

Profession

  • Operations Executive/ Davidson County School Age Services
    YMCA of Middle Tennessee
    1021 Russell Street
    Nashville, TN 37206
    (615) 259-3418

Birth Information

  • August 3, 1979 in Nashville, TN

Family

  • Wife: Johari Matthews
  • Father: Lonnell R. Matthews, Sr.
  • Mother: Billie Matthews
  • Brother: Lonnell J. Matthews (deceased)
  • Niece: Kailey Lanel Collier-Matthews

Religious Affiliation

  • Member of Temple Baptist Church

Education

  • M. L. King, Jr. Magnet High (Honors)
  • Tennessee State University

Council Committees

  • Education
  • Personal-Public Information–Human Relations–Housing
  • Planning, Zoning and Historical 

Council Experience

  • Elected in 2007 as District 1 Councilmember
  • 2007 Convention, Tourism & Public Entertainment Facilities Committee Vice Chair
  • 2009 Chair/President of the Black Caucus of the Nashville Metropolitan Council
  • 2009 Parks, Library & Recreation Committee Chair
  • Re–elected in 2011 as District 1 Councilmember
  • 2011 Education Committee Chair
  • Greater Nashville Regional Council Executive Committee (2007–present)
  • Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce: Education Report Card Committee (2008 & 2009)

Organizations

  • Metro Council Minority Caucus
  • Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. (Nashville Alumni Chapter)
  • Sigma Psi Omega High School Fraternity, Inc. (Alumni Member)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Tennessee State University National Alumni Association
  • Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Health (State of Tennessee)
  • Southern Word/YouthSpeaks Board of Directors
  • Alignment Nashville Board of Directors
  • Communities In Schools Task Force
  • All the King’s Men Honorary Member
  • Dirty Dozen Men’s Organization
  • DhaimaFiri Foundation (Founder)

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