NASHVILLE, TN — Small business owner and former Metro Council member Leo Waters is the newest member of the Nashville Electric Service Power Board. He was appointed by Mayor Bill Purcell and confirmed by the Metro Council on September 7, 2004.
A lifelong resident of Nashville, Mr. Waters was Metro Councilman At Large from 1995 to 2003 where he served as Chairman of the Rules & Confirmation Committee and as a member of the Budget & Finance Committee. He is past Chairman of the Public Works Committee and a former member of the Public Safety Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Storm Water Management Task Force and represented the Metro Council on the Metro Greenways Commission. He has participated on Advisory Committees to develop and implement plans for both urban light rail and expansion of the Nashville Convention center.
As a small businessman, Mr. Waters was an original member of the Uptown Committee of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and is a current member of the Nashville Hotel-Motel Association. He was actively involved in the redevelopment of 2nd Avenue and Music Row.
Also active in neighborhood issues, Mr. Waters is a member of the Boards of the Historic Germantown Neighborhood Association and Sister Cities of Nashville.
Mr. Waters is President of the Middle Tennessee Alcohol & Drug Council; former Chairman of the Youth Alive & Free Program; an affiliate of the Tennessee Historical Society; an Advisory Board Member of Safe & Drug Free Schools.
Mr. Waters holds a B.S. from Austin Peay State University, is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and attended the graduate school of history at Northwestern University and the graduate school of criminology at Florida State University.