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Resolution RS2019-1599

A Resolution recognizing David Ewing for his service on the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Zoning Appeals.

WHEREAS, on February 26, 2019 the term of Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) member David Ewing will expire; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Ewing was first appointed to the BZA in 2006 by Mayor Bill Purcell and was reappointed for two additional terms by Mayor Karl Dean, and also served as Chairman for a portion of his thirteen years on the Board; and

WHEREAS, he previously served on the Metropolitan Historical Commission and the Metropolitan Historic Zoning Commission, making him one of the longest-serving citizens in Metro’s history; and

WHEREAS, a ninth-generation Nashvillian, Mr. Ewing attended Peabody Demonstration School before attending undergraduate school at Connecticut College and later earning his juris doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University Law School; and

WHEREAS, he has served as director of legal and government services for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, director of government and community relations at Gaylord Entertainment Company, senior vice president of government relations and community improvement with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as finance director for Jim Cooper for Congress, a lawyer with the firm Rudy, Wood & Winstead, and a fellow at Montgomery Bell Academy; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Ewing is also a local historian, collector, and blogger who is known for his social media brand “The Nashville I Wish I Knew” and is CEO of Nashville History On Tour; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Ewing has served on the board of dozens of civic organizations and businesses, including Cheekwood Museum of Art, the Parthenon, and the Hermitage; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize Mr. Ewing for his dedication and many years of service to Nashville and thank him for his service to the Board of Zoning Appeals.


Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing David Ewing for his service to the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Zoning Appeals.

Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to David Ewing.

Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Davette Blalock, Mina Johnson, Sharon Hurt, Burkley Allen

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Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedFebruary 5, 2019

AdoptedFebruary 5, 2019

ApprovedFebruary 6, 2019

ByMayor Briley's signature

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