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New Leaders Council

About Us

New Leaders Council Nashville (NLC Nashville) was founded in 2012 to support diverse progressive leadership in Tennessee and encourage civic engagement.

Our Mission: To recruit, train and promote the next generation of progressive leaders.

NLC Nashville is an official chapter of New Leaders Council (NLC) which is a 501(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape.

Our mission is realized primarily through the Nashville NLC Institute; an intense, five-month progressive civic entrepreneurship training program, our Nashville NLC Institute is highly-selective, admitting only 15 to 20 fellows to each program. The typical NLC Fellow is a successful risk-taker and a progressive advocate.


Elected Officials who support the mission of NLC Nashville

New Leaders Council Nashville proudly boasts the support of the elected officials listed below. We thank these leaders for their support. As a 501(c)(3) charity, NLC does not endorse in any race, nor takes a position in any campaign.


The Honorable Jeff Yarbro, Tennessee State Senator

The Honorable Mike Stewart, Tennessee State Representative

The Honorable Megan Barry, Mayor of Metro Nashville and Davidson County

Scott Davis, Nashville Metro Councilperson

Anthony Davis, Nashville Metro Councilperson

Zach Young, Goodlettsville City Commissioner 


Chapter History and Founding

The chartering of the New Leaders Council Nashville chapter took place in 2011 - 2012. The initial founding board members of NLC Nashville were Darrell Bouldin, Ashford Hughes, Matia Powell, Kimberly Fritts, Sean Braisted, Freda Player, Patrick Norton, Brian Hoffman, and Emily Sullivan. John Rowley was our founding advisory board member. 

Our NLC Nashville Board


Executive Board

View the list of our Executive Board members 


Advisory Board

View the list of our Advisory Board members


The National NLC Board


National Board of Directors

View the list of NLC National Board members 


National Leadership Board of Advisors

View the list of National Ambassadors of NLC


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