File #: BL2022-1092    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 3/1/2022 Final action: 3/1/2022
Title: An Ordinance providing the honorary street name designation of "David McMurry Way" for a portion of Woodruff Street.
Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Brett Withers, Russ Bradford, Zach Young, Emily Benedict, Tanaka Vercher, Jennifer Gamble, Joy Styles, Zulfat Suara, Sharon Hurt, Brandon Taylor, Antoinette Lee, Tonya Hancock, Kyonzte Toombs, Sean Parker, Burkley Allen
An Ordinance providing the honorary street name designation of "David McMurry Way" for a portion of Woodruff Street.

WHEREAS, David McMurry was an important and active member of the Nashville community. He was known for his community service, which included work with nonprofits and business groups and even running for office; and

WHEREAS, he was a vocal LGBTQ activist and advocate, serving on the Board of Directors for the LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Pride. He had also recently joined the Steering Committee for the Human Rights Campaign Nashville; and

WHEREAS, Mr. McMurry was deeply engaged in the Madison community, serving as an Ambassador, a Board Member and President of the Madison Rivergate Area Chamber of Commerce (MRACC) where he started the "Madison Mondays" networking group, as well as serving as the Madison Representative to the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Board of Directors, and serving as a member of the board of Historic Nashville; and winning the title of "Best Neighbor" three years in a row in the MRACC "Best of" awards; and

WHEREAS, Mr. McMurry also proudly served the City of Nashville through his appointment to the Convention Center Authority in 2016, and was then reappointed in 2018; and

WHEREAS, David McMurry left a significant impact on Nashville, and his presence in Music City is deeply missed. He was an important person in Madison, the LGBTQ community, and Nashville as a whole; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 13.08 of the Metropolitan Code provides for the designation of honorary street names and signs without amending the Official Street and Alley Acceptance and Maintenance Map for The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and without requiring residents and businesses to change their address.


Section 1. That Woodruff Street between Gallatin Pike and Madison Station Boulevard is hereby designated with ...

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