Emily Benedict
Metro Council District 7

Serving The Community

I have lived in East Nashville since 1999, with over 13 years in Inglewood, Gra-Mar Acres, and Porter Heights. District 7 offers many opportunities for change and growth through smart solutions. In Madison and Inglewood, I want to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. My history demonstrates my commitment to serving others. I look forward to helping our neighborhood grow in a sustainable and equitable way, for all of us.

United By A Common Goal

I am interested in hearing from you about the issues that matter most. Let’s work together to make sure our common goals are met as the city grows, while keeping an eye on our rich history. We are united in our concerns about Nashville’s future, and I’m committed to being an advocate for District 7, helping us move forward responsibly while ensuring our core values remain.

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Emily is a 20-year resident of Inglewood and East Nashville with a passion of serving others. Having been engaged with local non-profits since the early 2000's, her work includes having served on the board of the regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, which helps connect diverse businesses to corporations. She continues this work today on the board of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Professionally, her experience includes negotiating more than $325 million with large companies to provide custom solutions for the needs of their employees and their bottom line. In 2016, she transferred those skills to a career in real estate, helping individuals buy and sell residential property throughout middle Tennessee. Through the Greater Nashville Realtor association, she serves on the Affordable Housing Committee, which helps connect potential homebuyers to programs and education. Emily’s current policy platform includes fully funding schools and teachers, building coalitions to ensure residential growth aligns with neighborhood values, improving infrastructure, and creating affordable housing. She will champion these core issues for District 7. Emily received her B.A. from Western Michigan University. She and her partner live in North Inglewood with three dogs and a cat. In her spare time she enjoys running, golf, camping, and kayaking.



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