Panel to discuss 50 years of Metro Nashville

Friday, August 10, 2012, Vol. 36, No. 32

NASHVILLE (AP) — Members of Nashville's first Metro Council will join political leaders in a panel to discuss 50 years since the Metro government was created and pay tribute to former Mayor Richard Fulton.

Original council members Richard Jenkins and James Tuck will join George Cate, Nashville's first vice mayor, on Wednesday at the John Seigenthaler Center to discuss how the city grew in the early years of the consolidated government system.

Seigenthaler will also lead the audience in honoring Fulton, the second mayor to serve under the consolidated government. Fulton is expected to be in attendance.

Betty Nixon, a former Metro Council member and the first major female candidate to run for mayor in Nashville, will moderate the panel.