After nearly a year of organization and meetings, we were ready for Mayor Karl Dean to visit our group of community leaders, officials and neighbors. I remember in August of last year when Jack and I spoke and it was just the 2 of us talking about our vision and what we would like to see. I have watched my neighborhood visually change so much just the past 12 months. We had a room filled with over 50-60 individuals this past month to discuss the progress of Nashville North By Northeast and what plans to come in the future. I will continue to push forward regardless of what others do. Sometimes I get discouraged with what other people are NOT doing, such as maintaining their property and keeping up with their commitment to improve the area. This is NOT about money to me, but about community and preserving our neighborhoods and historical attributes, which i will write about in a future blog. But I am excited for our future! Non The less, here are some of the photos from our last meeting. I love meeting so many people interesting in revitalizing NASHVILLE NORTH BY NORTH EAST!