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Tommy Rogers will be missed by many of us
After five weeks of being away from the working world, I came back last Monday to cover Nashville’s two-day retreat. I’m still trying to decide if that was a good idea!

Nashville’s retreat was full of lots of interesting information but during the whole thing, I had this feeling that something was missing. It wasn’t until last Wednesday evening, I realized what it was.

Councilman Tommy Rogers was missing.

I was sad to hear of his passing while I was out on maternity leave. That sad feeling hit home last Wednesday night at the board’s regular meeting as I looked up at the council and realized Mr. Rogers was not sitting in his usual seat.

It was then I realized why this year’s retreat was so different from year’s past. Typically, I can count on Mr. Rogers to provide some lighthearted humor during the fun-filled, long days that usually make up retreats. During breaks, he always had something witty to say to make the rest of the council, as well as staff and myself, laugh. But of course, as soon as the break was over, Mr. Rogers was business as usual.

I didn’t know Mr. Rogers all that well but I did know him well enough to know a few things about him.

He loved his family.

He loved Nashville’s Fire Department.

He loved scouts and anything to do with youth.

He loved Nashville.

I know Nashville will certainly miss Mr. Rogers. He was always looking out for what he felt was best for the town.

I know Nashville’s Board will move on and continue to do business as usual. Someone will eventually come in and fill Mr. Rogers seat on the board. But we will never forget his dedication to this town and his love for serving his community.

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