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File #: RS2021-887    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/12/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action: 4/20/2021
Title: A resolution honoring the life of Jenny Tygard.
Sponsors: Dave Rosenberg, Sharon Hurt, Zulfat Suara, Gloria Hausser, Burkley Allen, Emily Benedict, Russ Bradford, Tom Cash, Thom Druffel, Erin Evans, Jennifer Gamble, Steve Glover (resigned 3/1/2022), Larry Hagar, Jonathan Hall, Tonya Hancock, Angie Henderson, Courtney Johnston, Antoinette Lee, Bob Mendes, Kathleen Murphy, Bob Nash, Freddie OConnell, Sean Parker, Delishia Porterfield, Russ Pulley, Kevin Rhoten, Mary Carolyn Roberts, John Rutherford, Sandra Sepulveda, Colby Sledge, Joy Styles, Robert Swope, Jeff Syracuse, Brandon Taylor, Kyonzte Toombs, Nancy VanReece, Tanaka Vercher, Ginny Welsch, Brett Withers, Zach Young
Attachments: 1. RS2021-887 Substitute
A resolution honoring the life of Jenny Tygard.

WHEREAS, Jenny Tygard was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and teacher; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer Brooks Tygard was born in Nashville in 1977, attended local schools including Bellevue Middle School and Hillwood High School, graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and went on to touch the lives of hundreds of students and countless adults; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Tygard was a beloved teacher at Bellevue Middle School for more than 15 years, most recently teaching fifth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Tygard was widely lauded for always supporting her students inside and outside the classroom, remaining a dependable source of support long after they moved on from her class; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Tygard was an athlete and sports fan, serving as scorekeeper at Bellevue Middle School athletic events and rooting on her favorite teams, including the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Nashville Predators; and
WHEREAS, friends and colleagues often took notice of the way Ms. Tygard would light up the room with her wit, sense of humor, and selflessness; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Tygard believed deeply in the power of community and nobly served her community without seeking recognition or praise; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Tygard passed away peacefully on April 8 and is survived by her loving parents, former Metro Councilman Charlie Tygard and Judy Tygard; her sister, Jill Tygard Mertes; her nieces Megan and Macey Mertes and her nephew Matthew Mertes; her cousins; and friends and colleagues; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metro Council honors the life and contributions of Jenny Tygard.
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as honoring the life of Jenny Tygard.
Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of t...

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