June 14, 2019

Save the date: Vanderbilt's candidates' meet and greet picnic is July 10

Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will co-host a meet and greet picnic in advance of the upcoming election for Nashville’s next mayor, vice mayor and members of the Metro Council.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center in the Indoor Field House, located at 25th Avenue South and Children’s Way.

“As a community of engaged citizens and as part of our nonprofit mission at VUMC it is critical that we connect with the elected leaders of Nashville.  This event is an excellent opportunity for our faculty and staff to meet their local representatives and have conversations with them about issues affecting their lives,” said Matthew J. Scanlan, J.D., Senior Director of State Government and Community Affairs.   

All of the candidates appearing on the Aug. 6 ballot are invited to attend the event, meet & greet the Vanderbilt community, stand on a soapbox to address the audience and pass out literature. To date, mayoral candidates and many other candidates on the ballot have confirmed that they plan to attend.

The Vanderbilt community is invited to enjoy a picnic meet and greet to learn more about those running for office in Davidson County.

Lunch will be provided.


11:30 a.m. – noon – Arrival & Lunch

noon – 1 p.m. – Candidates’ Speeches