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File #: RS2021-728    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/8/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action: 1/19/2021
Title: A Resolution honoring the life of Phyllis S. Williams.
Sponsors: Larry Hagar, Jeff Syracuse, Kevin Rhoten, Steve Glover, Bob Mendes, Courtney Johnston, Erin Evans, Brett Withers, Nancy VanReece, Zach Young, Burkley Allen, Bob Nash, Sandra Sepulveda, Robert Swope, Tonya Hancock, Gloria Hausser, Tom Cash, Russ Pulley, Russ Bradford, Brandon Taylor, Freddie OConnell, Delishia Porterfield, Sharon Hurt, Ginny Welsch, Tanaka Vercher, Zulfat Suara, Emily Benedict, Kathleen Murphy, Joy Styles, Jennifer Gamble, Thom Druffel, Angie Henderson, Antoinette Lee, Sean Parker, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Dave Rosenberg, John Rutherford, Jim Shulman, Colby Sledge, Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2021-728, 2. RS2021-728 Amendment


A Resolution honoring the life of Phyllis S. Williams.



WHEREAS, Nashville community and civic leader Phyllis Stewart Williams died on December 18, 2020 at the age of 77; and

WHEREAS, Phyllis Williams was a graduate of DuPont High School, class of 1961, and served as an officer of the Sigma Delta Chi sorority; and

WHEREAS, Williams subsequently went on to work for the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, and worked in the Tennessee State Legislature from 1965 to 1974; and

WHEREAS, in 2007, Williams went to work for Sheriff Daron Hall in the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office after 22 years of employment with the Old Hickory Credit Union; and

WHEREAS, Williams worked in community outreach at the Sheriff’s Office and was described as an outspoken, dedicated, and beloved employee by Sheriff Hall; and

WHEREAS, Williams was a well-respected member of the Nashville community, known for her work and contributions to nonprofits, organizations, and local politics; and

WHEREAS, Phyllis Williams first entered the Nashville political scene in 2002 when she joined Phil Ponder’s Vice Mayoral campaign and continued to be active and involved in numerous campaigns throughout her life; and

WHEREAS, in addition to her contributions to local politics, Williams was a champion of women’s rights and most recently served in an advisory role on Mayor David Briley’s Council in the State of Women; and

WHEREAS, Phyllis Williams also served and held leadership roles on many boards throughout her life such as Leadership Donelson-Hermitage, the Davidson County Democratic Party, WIN (Women in Numbers), the Old Hickory Chamber of Commerce, the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Nashville Business & Professional Women; and

WHEREAS, Phyllis Williams’ generosity, community spirit, and kindness will be greatly missed; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize and honor the life of Phyllis S. Williams.


Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as honoring the life of Phyllis S. Williams.

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.