Letter to the Editor: Represent Wilson County at Power of 10 Regional Summit

To the Editor:
Apr 29, 2014

To the Editor: 

The Middle Tennessee region and the communities that it comprises are an outstanding place to live, work, play, and invest. Whether you are a long-time resident or a newcomer, I think you’ll agree Wilson County and the counties surrounding it offer a high quality of life, strong economic opportunities, a rich history and a wealth of natural beauty that we all value and enjoy.

That pride in our region’s unique character and opportunities is shared by all our neighbors across our 10-county economic region of Cheatham, Dickson, Davidson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties. Living in a place as diverse, yet connected, as Middle Tennessee means the challenges and opportunities we face in our own communities are shared by the others around us and our futures and our quality of life are inextricably linked across our borders. What’s good for one county is good for all.

The 2014 Power of 10 Regional Summit will focus on “Redeveloping Middle Tennessee Communities – Infill, Innovation, Investment” and showcase the many leaders and projects that are helping to build a vibrant, competitive future for our communities, region and state. Speakers and panelists from Tennessee and across the country will share strategies, successes, and wisdom that we can put to work right away to continue to advance Lebanon, Watertown and Mt Juliet community redevelopment efforts currently under way, along with Middle Tennessee’s and our state’s priorities.  

On Wednesday, the 2014 Power of 10 Regional Summit will gather 700-plus regional, state and national leaders and thinkers all under one roof to discuss how Middle Tennessee will grow and develop in the coming decades and how that strategic collaborative actions and intentional development is key to determining our future economic competitiveness, quality community development and wise use of fiscal resources. 

The Power of 10 Regional Summit also provides opportunities for local and regional leaders and policy makers to share best practices and to learn from other peer regions and state and federal experts on issues related to quality growth and regional implementation.

As a board member of Cumberland Region Tomorrow, along with Sam Hatcher, Kellie Mires and Brad Maul, we would like to invite you to attend the 2014 Power of 10 Regional Summit to represent Wilson County to learn about opportunities and resources that can support successful community redevelopment efforts underway in our county. Also by attending you can help us envision what lies ahead for us and our Middle Tennessee region. Online registration is open and more information on speakers, agenda, location and educational and professional development credits is available on the 10power.org website.

Great communities and regions do not happen by chance. They are intentional. Make plans to attend the 2014 Power of 10 Regional Summit and get involved in Middle Tennessee’s dialogue, strategies and implementation for community redevelopment that will benefit us all.

John McDearman 

Cumberland Region Tomorrow board members 


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