We will meet as planned tonight for Commissioner Gerald Nicely's lecture and Q&A on the legacy of the Bredesen Transportation policy agenda.
If anyone wants to meet for dinner in the Lipscomb cafeteria at 5 PM or for Starbucks coffee afterwards in the student center, just let me know .
5:30: Reception (Light Snacks, Tea, & Coffee) 6:15: Slide show begins for casual viewing 6:30: Introductions by Dodd Galbreath 6:35: Remarks by Commissioner Gerald Nicely 6:45: Q&A with Audience 7:45: Adjourn
Potential Key Questions and Remarks by Commissioner Nicely:
What can we learn from Gov Bredesen's successes? What does Commissioner NIcely see in the future of transportation for TN and how might that vision assist the incoming administration keep our momentum moving forward to that vision or new visions? How did I-840 and other prior TDOT policies shape TDOT's agenda since Gov. Bredesen took office? Potential Audience Questions
What was your vision for TDOT as Commissioner? What other issues have shaped TDOT over the past 7.5 years? Where do you see transportation policy moving in the future from TDOT's perspective? Please comment on TDOT's socially responsible noise mitigation efforts and similar efforts to make highway construction and operation so much more people friendly. What is your proudest legacy or contribution during your time at TDOT? Proposed Outcomes: During each event, note takers will record lessons offered by each guest or presentor and from audience participation. Near the end of the lecture series, a special summary of lecture observations will be documented in a summary report tentatively entitled: "A Green Paper: Lessons Learned for Conservation and Prosperity in Tennessee".
Meet other local people who are interested in learning more about how to advance a new culture of sustainability in Nashville, TN. Meetup's are scheduled in conjunction with unique sustainability events to increase awareness about these opportunities. Participants are encouraged to meet and eat together prior to the event or to meet and discuss the experience after the event.