For the past three years I have been part of the conversation about Ashland City’s future.
While growth is both inevitable and good I believe those of us who already reside in our community have both the opportunity and responsibility to help plan and manage that growth and to lay the groundwork for how Ashland City will look 5, 10 and 20 years from now.
As a member of the Ashland City Council I will work to attract new businesses and jobs for our current and future residents. Keeping property taxes low benefits us all, especially our seniors. I pledge to work with our county school board and county commission to help revive high school courses focusing on the trades and the arts with a goal of providing our youth a career future in Ashland City.
I will advocate for events and a community facility that will provide and house recreation and education for our families and children. Our community is fortunate to have first-class police, fire and emergency management departments. I will support these departments by making certain they have the equipment they need to keep our community safe as well as to support their salaries at a competitive level.
As an artist I will promote the arts which help us understand and celebrate the many different communities that make up our world. A city with a thriving arts community is a healthy city.
I will work towards making Ashland City a more walkable and cyclable city by promoting more sidewalks and bike lanes. As a Bullmastiff rescue volunteer, animal welfare has always been one of my passions. I will bring all of these experiences to my role as an Ashland City Councilman.
Throughout my life I have accepted leadership roles in both my professional and civic lives. I am in my 29th season as a member of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra where I have served in leadership positions as a musician, committees and as a board member. I am Vice President of the Braxton Lee Homestead Foundation and a member of the Cheatham County Kiwanis Club and the Art League of Cheatham County.
I have been a part of the conversation about our present and our future. As an Ashland City Councilman I will help lead that conversation on our citizens’ and community’s behalf. I ask you to join me as we make Ashland City an even better place to call home. I ask for your vote for Ashland City Council Ward 2.
I invite you to contact me at GeraldGreer4accouncil@gmail.com.