RESOLUTION NO. RS2016-165
A resolution recognizing April 8, 2016 as MEDIATION DAY in Nashville, Tennessee.
WHEREAS, conflict resolution has made an impact across the nation as more people and organizations seek creative and productive methods of resolving problems and strengthening relationships; and
WHEREAS, the Tennessee Coalition for Mediation Awareness was formed in 2006 to maximize the resources and expertise of various groups in Tennessee committed to increasing awareness of mediation as an alternative to litigation and includes the following members located in Davidson County, Tennessee:
• Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators (TAPM)
• Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee, Inc.
• Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University
• Nashville Bar Association Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee
• Nashville Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC)
• Tennessee Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
• Tennessee Bar Association Access to Justice Committee; and
WHEREAS, the Tennessee Coalition for Mediation Awareness is supporting programs and activities that educate the public on the benefits of mediation and other forms of conflict resolution, including student peer mediation in the public schools, programs for reducing gang violence, and alternative dispute resolution services in the juvenile courts; and
WHEREAS, all people experience conflicts in their families, neighborhoods, workplaces, business associations, religious groups and governments at every level, and for many people conflict has a harmful and even destructive effect on emotions, health, relationships, and finances; and
WHEREAS, all people can learn to understand, manage and resolve conflicts, and can benefit from giving respect to others, the art of compromise and the search for common ground, listening skills, empathy and other positive problem-solving values and techniques; and
WHEREAS, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution services continue to assist the courts and citizens in Nashville, Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County encourages schools, public agencies serving young people, associations, businesses, and organizations everywhere to consider the benefits of conflict management and resolution by setting aside one day for activities dedicated to increasing public awareness of mediation and other forms of conflict resolution; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes MEDIATION DAY and encourage all citizens to join in this worthy observance.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing April 8, 2016 as MEDIATION DAY in Nashville, Tennessee.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators (TAPM).
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.
Sponsored by: Kathleen Murphy, Mina Johnson
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||March 15, 2016|
|Adopted:||March 15, 2016|
|Returned unsigned by the Mayor:||March 16, 2016|
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