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Local leaders take part in Power of TEN Summit

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Wilson County leaders are set to participate in the POWER OF TEN Summit Wednesday at Nashville's Music City Center, taking part in discussions and special sessions on shared issues of regional importance and how to collaborate to address them and improve the region.

Among those set to take part in the summit are local members of the Cumberland Region Tomorrow board, including Kellie Mires, John McDearman III, Brad Maul and Sam Hatcher. Cumberland Region Tomorrow will host the event, and its CEO, Carol Hudler, will interview Randy Pye, former mayor of Centennial, Colo., and Theresa O'Donnell, chief resilience officer for the City of Dallas, about the victories and pitfalls of regional collaboration in the Denver and Dallas metro areas.

Other speakers presenting on regional collaboration include Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Sumner County Executive Anthony Holt and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore.

Cumberland Region Tomorrow is a private, non-profit, citizen-based regional organization that works with public and private partners to help shape patterns of growth and development that enhance and sustain the 10-county region's future livability and economic vitality. The region comprises Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties.

Since its formation in 2009, the POWER OF TEN Regional Summit has been the platform for regional exchange and collaborative action. More than 100 organizations from the private, public, university and non-profit sectors have participated.

To learn more, visit 10power.org.

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