8/9/2021: Hybrid Meeting: Panel-Second Avenue Restoration

Ron Gobbell is a founding partner in the award-winning architectural, environmental, and construction services consulting firm GHP, Inc. Nashville Mayor John Cooper appointed Ron as Project Manager of the rebuild of Second Avenue, following the 2020 Christmas Day bombing, due to his passion for historic architecture and his enduring commitment to Nashville’s downtown community.

Cyril Stewart is an architect who specializes in historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and designing facilities that fit into their community context.  He is a commissioner on the Metro Nashville Historic Zoning Commission. Following the bomb blast, he was appointed to chair the Historic Commission’s Second Avenue Rebuilding Task Force by the Historic Commission and Mayor John Cooper.

Tom Turner is President and CEO of the Downtown Nashville Partnership, a nonprofit leadership group with the core purpose of making “downtown Nashville the compelling urban center in the Southeast in which to LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST. As a strong advocate for downtown Nashville, Tom is working closely with city leaders, facilitating the Second Avenue restoration initiative.

Betsy Williams is a 15-year resident of downtown Nashville’s Second Avenue North and owner of Music City Suites, a vacation rental experience. She promotes the Nashville brand to thousands of visitors through the Rhea Building property in the vibrant historic district. Her business ceased and her home was destroyed in the Christmas Day 2020 bomb explosion.




We are currently hosting hybrid Rotary meetings. Rotarians are able to attend either in person at the Wildhorse Saloon or virtually via the Zoom livestream.  Visit the Sign Up Genius page on our website to RSVP for this week’s meeting.