Statement from the NCVC Board of Directors

Governor Bill Lee’s Special Legislative Session of the Tennessee General Assembly

NASHVILLE – The Board of Directors of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp has issued a statement of support for Governor Bill Lee’s special legislative session, which is scheduled to start on August 21, 2023.

“The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Board of Directors supports Governor Bill Lee’s effort to convene a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to address public safety. The tragic school shooting that occurred on March 27, 2023, demonstrated that our great state is not immune to the rise in violence being experienced in other communities throughout our country. As leaders of the hospitality industry, one of the largest business segments in Tennessee, we feel it is vital to the overall welfare of our communities that state leaders convene and seek solutions that promote public safety. We submit this statement knowing that our voice joins many Tennesseans in support of such a call to action to our state leadership. While the challenge is difficult, we are also heartened and hopeful by the resilient Tennessee volunteer spirit which serves as a hallmark of our great state. In that spirit, we stand ready to engage and assist state leaders as solutions are considered.”


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