Saturday, June 11, 2011
Great turnout for Walk with Mayor Dean and TEP today
The Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor initiative is going strong and today's hike along the Mossy Ridge Trail was no exception. About 40 friends of TEP as well as 30 other dedicated walking enthusiasts turned out for a 4-mile walk with Mayor Karl Dean through some of the most beautiful parts of the city. We were pleased to be joined by Metro Councilmen Carter Todd and Jason Holleman. District 22 Council candidate Seanna Brandmeier also braved the heat and it was great to see her.
One of the best parts of the event was the opportunity to meet the students who have been protesting HB600, the Special Access to Discriminate law that nullified Metro's Contract Accountability Non-Discrimination Ordinance. It was fascinating to get their perspective on what needs to be done to move Tennessee forward.
The event was a perfect blend of fitness, nature, and the value of equality--just what you'd want in "a city on the rise."