Town focus group sessions have been poorly attended

Amanda Clark

Town focus group sessions have been poorly attended
I was very disappointed in Nashville citizens and business owners last week.

Focus groups began on Tuesday night for Nashville’s 20-year Comprehensive Plan. The focus groups gave stakeholders of the Town of Nashville the opportunity to participate in the future of Nashville and discuss what they like and dislike about the town. Three meetings were held last week and at each meeting only three or four people showed up. Those people came out and dedicated an hour of their time towards Nashville’s future. It’s a shame that out of close to 5,000 residents, only a handful can show up to a meeting that gives them the opportunity to take part in Nashville’s future, which inevitably is their future as well.

I can only hope that turnout for the next four meetings in December is better.

On a different note, Nash Arts brought in a packed house for its second annual Nash County’s Got Talent Show. Finals for the event were held on Friday and Saturday night. It’s amazing how much talent this county has. I think the idea of a talent show showcasing our local talent was a great idea and it is good to see the program supported by so many in the community. The event can only get better and hopefully, in the future, will bring out even more of Nash County’s talent.

Congratulations to the top 10 finalists in this year’s event but especially to Jarren Webb, When Stars Fall and Richard Winstead, the top three in the competition.

And last but not least, Happy Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to a day filled with good food and a little bit of quiet time with my family.