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File #: RS2022-1760    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 8/24/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: A resolution honoring Senator Brenda Gilmore's retirement from the Tennessee State Legislature.
Sponsors: Jennifer Gamble, Kathleen Murphy, Zulfat Suara, Antoinette Lee, Burkley Allen, Brandon Taylor


A resolution honoring Senator Brenda Gilmore’s retirement from the Tennessee State Legislature.



WHEREAS, Brenda Gilmore was born in Sumner County, Tennessee on December 9, 1952; and


WHEREAS, Brenda Gilmore graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Tennessee State University in 1984, and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University in 1988. She is a graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, Leadership Vanderbilt, Leadership Nashville, and the Empowerment Congress Leadership Institute; and


WHEREAS, from 1999 to 2007, Brenda Gilmore was a respected member of the Metropolitan Council and served as chair of the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Planning, Zoning, and Historical Committee, Parks, Library, and Recreation Committee; and the Tourism and Commerce Committee; and


WHEREAS, Brenda Gilmore was first elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006 and later elected to the Tennessee State Senate in 2018. She served as chair of the Davidson County Legislative Delegation and the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators; and


WHEREAS, Senator Gilmore has earned various awards and recognitions such as the Senior Citizens, Inc.'s Harriet Foley Volunteer Award; YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award; Thurgood Marshall Community Award; the Metro Human Relations Commission's Advocacy Award; the C.A.B.L.E. Spirit of Leadership Award; the Public Service Award presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Tennessee Masons, and the Tennessee State University Alumni Association; Pentecostal Tabernacle's Citizens Award; and the Excellent Public Services award presented by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women; and


WHEREAS, Senator Gilmore has been inducted into the YWCA Academy for Women of Achievement and nominated for both the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer of the Year Award and the Athena Award; and


WHEREAS, Senator Gilmore has been involved in countless programs, organizations, boards, and committees serving as president, vice president, director, board member, chair, and trustee throughout the years; and


WHEREAS, Senator Gilmore has had the love and support of her husband Harry Gilmore, a retired Metro Government Court Officer; her daughter, Erica Gilmore, who serves as Davidson County Trustee; and granddaughter Anyah Gilmore-Jones; and


WHEREAS, Senator Gilmore has earned the utmost respect among her colleagues and constituents throughout her distinguished career; and


WHEREAS, she embodies the highest standards of leadership as a public servant; and


WHEREAS, her contributions as an intelligent, kind, and generous person are unparalleled and will be greatly missed in the state legislature; and


WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes Senator Brenda Gilmore’s many years of hard work and dedication, and wish her well in her retirement; and




Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as thanking Senator Brenda Gilmore for her dedicated public service and honoring her retirement from the Tennessee State Legislature.


Section 2. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.