Brenda Gilmore Making History, Enhancing Lives and Trailblazing Brighter Futures

What was the most recent successful take away for honorable (TN District 54 Davidson County) State Representative Brenda Gilmore on Capitol Hill recently? Humble , strong positive and down to earth always, she humble stated:
“From supporting 4-H student leaders to celebrating Links Day at the State Capitol to holding a Town Hall Meeting asking for your vote For Brenda Gilmore for State Senate – life is good and most importantly…. God is Good all of the time!”
A synopsis of this woman’s essence includes but is not limited to; A native Tennessean born in Sumner County, married (Harry “Gilly” Gilmore)with one child (Councilwoman at Large Erica Gilmore granddaughter Anayah)
Member, of Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Retired Director at Vanderbilt University
B.S. degree in Business, Tennessee State University, 1984
Master of Human Resource Development, Vanderbilt University, 1988
Graduate, Tennessee Government Executive Institute
Graduate, Leadership Vanderbilt
Graduate, Leadership Nashville

Partial Community Involvement:

• House member of the 105th through 110th General Assemblies
• Chair, Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators (TBCSL)
• Nashville Metro Council 1999-2007
• Former President, C.A.B.L.E.
• Member, League of Women Voters
• Chair, Nominations Committee, Nashville Women Political Caucus
• Women in the Numbers (WIN)
• First Vice President, NAACP, Lifetime member
• Tennessee State University Alumni Association
• President, National Hook-Up of Black Women
• Music City Chapter of Links
• Top Ladies of Distinction
• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
• Former Chair, Senior Expo 2003-04
• Former Advisory Board, Junior League
• Former President and Current Board Member, Senior Citizens, Inc.
• President, Minerva Foundation
• Former Chair, Davidson County Delegation 2010-2014
• The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation for STEM
• Graduated-Empowerment Congress Leadership Institute, Los Angeles, CA
• Chair, The Northwest YMCA $5 Million Capital Campaign
• Past Chair of Hospital and Social Services Committee; Budget and Finance Committee; Planning and Zoning Committee; Parks, Library and Recreation Committee; and the Tourism and Commerce Committee on the Nashville Metro Council
• Executive Board, National Black Caucus of Black Legislature
• Executive Board, National Caucus Environmental Board (NCEL)
• Director, Women in Government
• Former President, Women’s Network
• National Caucus State Legislator (NCSL)

Various Awards:
• Inducted into the YWCA Women of Achievement Academy
• Spirit of Leadership Presented by CABLE
• Public Service Award presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Tennessee Masons, and Tennessee State University Alumni Association
• Nominated for the Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer of the Year Award in 2003 and 2006
• Nominee for the Athena Award in 2003 and 2004
• 2004 Advocacy Award by Metro Human Relations Commission
• 2004 Harriet Foley Award presented by Senior Citizens, Inc.
• 2003 Citizens Award presented by Pentecostal Tabernacle
• Excellent Public Services presented by Tennessee Economic Council on Women, 2005

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