An energetic small city set in the idyllic countryside only 30 miles north of Nashville, Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes, economic health, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life.
CITY CONSTRUCTS MASSIVE TANK TO DIVERT WATER DURING STRONG STORMS GALLATIN NEWS - Gallatin Public Utilities is working to complete a project that will prevent strong rain events from overwhelming the sewer system and causing discharges of untreated water into Town Creek. The 10-million-gallon tank and pump “equalization basin” off Maple Drive will stagger the flow of water to the treatment plant and resolve the issue. The project was funded at $12,200,000 and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2022.
MAYOR BROWN HONORED FOR ADVOCATING GLOBAL LEADERSHIP GALLATIN NEWS - The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition recently honored Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown for her work to advocate for U.S. global leadership as an imperative and effective approach to strengthening our country’s local communities. Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, USGLC co-chair, and Michael Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor and head of Bloomberg Philanthropies, joined USGLC’s Tribute to America’s Mayors, which highlighted Brown among a bipartisan group of mayors across the nation being honored for their leadership.
TNECD ANNOUNCES SUMNER TO PARTICIPATE IN PROPERTY EVALUATION PROGRAM
PEP evaluates potential industrial properties, advising counties on industrial site improvements and where investments may be most beneficial. Since its inception in 2015, PEP has helped improve the inventory of industrial sites and buildings across the state, with more than 380 sites being reviewed.
SUMNER COUNTY FOOD BANK TO CLOSE IN 2022
For the last 13 years, Pastor James Gill has made it his life’s work ensuring any Sumner County resident in need of food doesn’t go without. Beginning in April, the Sumner County Food Bank will close its doors for good unless it can find another organization to carry on its service to the community.
Begun as a ministry of Liberty Baptist Church in Gallatin, the food bank first operated out of a 10’ x 10’ Sunday School class with 19 volunteers who helped feed 51 families. Currently around 130 volunteers help feed between 800-1,000 families each month with the more than $250,000 in annual donations.
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GALLATIN ASKS OLDER RESIDENTS "HOW LIVABLE IS YOUR COMMUNITY?" The 47-question survey gives residents the opportunity to share their expectations on housing, walkability, access to medical care, transportation and social interaction. The online survey is a standard questionnaire used by AARP across the country. Gallatin is one of 575 communities nationwide participating in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.