May 2017 Around Town 3


Leadership Brentwood, a program to educate Brentwood area residents and business professionals about the city and its leadership, is accepting applications for the Class of 2018 through June 2, 2017.

Now in its 25th year, the program accepts 15 to 20 community leaders each year.  Participants are selected for the eight-month program on the basis of their demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to the Brentwood community. Class members commit to an overnight retreat in August, seven program days held on the second Thursday of each month from September through March, and an April wrap-up session and graduation. The presenting sponsor for the Class of 2018 is LBMC.

Each program day is devoted to one topic: business, education, entertainment and media, history, government and quality of life.

Members of each class also plan and implement community service projects, which have included securing funding for youth materials and study rooms at the Brentwood Public Library, developing the initial idea and plan for the FiftyForward Martin Center, raising funds for signage at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, developing interpretive signage for historic landmarks, and installing inclusive swings in Brentwood Parks.

Leadership Brentwood is a program of the Williamson County Chamber Foundation.

Applications are available online at For more information, contact Foundation Director Lynn Tucker at 615.771.1912 or


Linda Lynch was the recipient of this year’s tree dedication at the City of Brentwood’s annual Arbor Day Celebration. Lynch served as the City’s community relations director for 29 years before retiring last year. At Lynch’s request, a southern magnolia tree was planted in her honor in front of the Ravenswood Mansion in Marcella Vivrette Smith Park. Over the years Lynch helped the city through the purchase of the historic home, its renovation and preservation. Lynch also served on the Brentwood Tree Board for many years.


The City of Brentwood’s Environmental Advisory Board recently presented its Environmental Stewardship Award to six groups or individuals for going above and beyond to enhance the environment, protect or conserve natural resources, or promote volunteerism that serves environmental causes. The awards were given at the city’s annual Arbor Day Celebration.

2017 Environmental Stewardship Award Recipients

Brentwood Country Club, Rainwater Capture Project

New Neighbors Garden Club, Environmental Reading Month

Harry Potter Alliance, Conservation projects and Wildfire Relief Efforts

Dr. Eric Brock, Community Volunteer “Walking the Walk”

Girl Scout Troop 1150, Waste Free Lunch Program at Scales Elementary

Doug Anderson and Brentwood High, AP Environmental Science
Program and Local-Focus Curriculum


Baseball fans can enjoy a wide variety of locally sourced, specialty food and beverage items while attending Nashville Sounds games this summer at First Tennessee Park. The Sounds and Centerplate, the team’s hospitality partner, have developed the new menu during the offseason by listening to fans, testing new products and visiting local vendors.

The new general concourse menu is highlighted by a Mesquite Smoked Prime Rib Sandwich and Smoked Prime Rib Nash-chos. Fans are also sure to enjoy the new Black Hawk Farms Burger, a grass-fed, grain-finished, rich, buttery beef with no hormones or antibiotics.

The Band Box outdoor bar and restaurant will be a haven for foodies. Traditional favorites with a modern twist include an all-natural, gluten free, Black Angus Beef hotdog, cheeseburgers from Franklin’s Bear Creek Farms and vanilla soft serve ice cream from Purity Dairy Several local craft beers will be available including offerings from Black Abbey, Mill Creek and six new taps that will feature a rotating variety of local options.

Also part of this year’s cuisine at The Band Box will be a series of chef pop-ups. Over 15 chefs with ties to local Nashville restaurants will feature their specialty dishes throughout the 2017 season, presented by First Tennessee.

The suite levels now feature cheeses from Tennessee farms and Nashville institution Mama Turney’s is offering its famous pies along with other desserts.


LifePoint Health has promoted Jennifer Peters to general counsel. Peters previously served as senior vice president and chief operations counsel. … Peter Lee, Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy Services for Brentwood-based Corizon Health’s PharmaCorr, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). Less than one percent of current AMCP members have received this designation.