59th State of the Metropolitan Government address will be at Antioch's Southeast Community Center

Posted at 3:09 PM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-11 17:02:35-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Mayor John Cooper will deliver the 59th annual State of the Metropolitan Government address at the Southeast Community Center in Antioch on April 27 at 10 a.m.

The state of Metro address must be held annually in a public facility, per a charter amendment adopted in 2006. This year will mark the first time since the charter's adoption that a mayor has chosen a site outside of the downtown core.

The selected location, chosen for its proximity to the now-shuttered Global Mall, will reinforce Cooper's resolution to approve two option agreements authorizing the purchase of properties that include part of the Global Mall site.

If approved, part of the site is intended to be leased to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Plans for the remainder of the site are uncertain, but Metro Councilmember Joy Styles has alluded to community conversations about shared spaces for nonprofits and other beneficial public options.

The address will also lay out Cooper's vision for Nashville's future, as well as his policy agenda and budget priorities for the 2023 fiscal year.