DENOR Brands and Public Relations founder and Agency Director, Ashley Northington, will be serving on Nashville’s Transit and Affordability Task Force. Mayor Megan Barry crafted the task force to aid in the prevention of displacing current residents linked to her proposed $5.2 billion mass-transit plan. The task force also develops policies and programs to support small businesses and cost-burdened residents along proposed high-capacity transit corridors.
The task force will be led by Former Mayor Bill Purcell and County Clerk Brenda Wynn, as they will serve as the co-chairs. The Transit and Affordability Task Force is also comprised of various other Nashville leaders, including Northington. Others include small business owners currently located along high-capacity corridors, affordable housing advocates, financial experts, as well as philanthropic, academic and community leaders.
Northington says, “I am super excited to serve on Mayor Megan Barry‘s Affordability and Transit Task Force. The task force will work to ensure that any developments that may arise if Nashville adopts Let’s Move Nashville: Metro’s Transportation Solution will be equitable and inclusive for all the city’s residents and businesses.”
The creation of the Affordability and Transit Task force specifically targets the demands of the People’s Alliance for Transit, Housing and Employment (PATHE), one of Mayor Berry’s transits opponents.