Local Government Relations

Vanderbilt’s Local Government Relations team strives to share the Vanderbilt story effectively with neighbors, elected officials, Metro departments, and other interested community members as we successfully advance our legislative and administrative priorities. 

Through our proactive engagement, we seek to expand and strengthen partnerships with local and community leaders to positively impact metro policy. We work to foster relationships with local policymakers on important issues affecting higher education and local governance while serving as Vanderbilt’s voice on legislative and regulatory matters.

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Our Team

Where to Find Us:

Vanderbilt Government and Community Relations

PMB 407760, 110 21st Avenue S, Suite 1001, Nashville, TN 37240-7760


On the Hill: Invest. Engage. Influence.

On the Hill

September 2023 Local Update:

Vanderbilt Champions Civic Engagement; Hoops and Hope; Nashville Mayoral Election; Welcome Donovan Sheffield

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Candidate meet and greet draws 300+ community members

In collaboration with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors and the Hillsboro-West End Neighborhood Association, Vanderbilt University held a meet and greet on Saturday, July 8, for all candidates running for a countywide seat in the Aug. 3 election. More than 300 community members attended the event to speak with candidates for mayor, vice-mayor and Metro Council at-large. 

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