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Mayor Cooper To Nominate Former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell To MDHA Board Of Commissioners

11/18/2019
Chris Song

Mayor John Cooper announced yesterday at a NOAH fall fundraiser that he will nominate former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell to the Metro Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) Board of Commissioners.

Purcell, who served as the fifth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County from 1999 to 2007, is a founding partner of Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC and an adjunct professor of public policy at Vanderbilt University.

“Bill has long been a champion for real affordable housing solutions in Nashville. I’m confident in Bill’s leadership, and he has the experience to bring much-needed reforms to MDHA,” said Mayor Cooper. “In a time of urgent affordable housing needs in our city, MDHA needs to refocus on the housing part of its mission, rather than the development aspects of it. This appointment will be an important step toward ensuring that affordable housing is at the center of everything we do in Nashville.”