The Nashville Post, The Tennessean, and Out & About Newspaper are reporting that District 18 Metro Council Member Keith Durbin will be resigning his office to take a position as Director of I.T. for Metro effective January 5. The first out member of the GLBT community elected to a legislative body in Tennessee, Durbin's appointment is another first. He is the first openly gay head of a department in Metro.
With years of experience in the field, Durbin will bring expertise and leadership to the position. TEP congratulates Keith in his new role. The appointment demonstrates Mayor Karl Dean's commitment to professional excellence and diversity.