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Growing up in metro Atlanta, I learned firsthand the value of regional coordination and choosing development patterns that strengthen our communities instead of smothering them with traffic and sprawl.


Brian Straessle

Davidson Co.

Communications Committee

Brian is the executive director of the Sycamore Institute. He joined the independent public policy research center for Tennessee in 2017. When Brian moved to Nashville in 2015 he was part of the public relations team for architecture and engineering firm Gresham Smith. Brian spent the previous 8 years in Washington, D.C. working first for the U.S. House of Representatives and then a national trade association.

Brian lives in a walkable Nashville neighborhood with his wife, children and a very large cat. He enjoys playing vintage baseball, gardening and planting trees with Root Nashville.

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