East Nashville businessman announces District 7 council run

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 6:11pm
Staff reports

East Nashville business owner and Rosebank resident Anthony Davis on Wednesday announced his bid for the District 7 Metro Council seat currently held by term-limited Councilman Erik Cole. 

District 7 is located on the city’s side and covers much of Inglewood.

Davis said his campaign will focus on economic development; smart growth policies and respect for the Gallatin Road specific plan; and public education reform. The campaign will hold an official kick-off reception on March 2, at 5 p.m., at Watanabe’s in Riverside Village. 

“I’d like to see continued improvement of our neighborhoods, and so promise to be a highly open and accessible council member,” Davis said in a released. “Because good communication among neighbors is fundamental to sustained progress in our district, and to ensuring that all of Davidson County remains a great place to live, work, and play.

Davis serves as co-owner and marketing director of iDesign Inc., a web and print creative agency with eight employees and based in East Nashville. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and The Tennessean named the firm to the 2010 “Future 50,” a list of Nashville’s fastest-growing companies. 

Davis also co-founded Greener Nashville, a local non-profit that seeks to be a “one-stop shop” for green or sustainability-focused events, news and other eco-developments in the city. He is immediate-past chair of the Chamber East Council for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.