Last month, retired NES employee Tony Viglietti was recognized for his hard work and service to the community of Nashville and Davidson County by Metro Council.
Mr. Viglietti is a well-respected and beloved member of the District 7 community in Nashville, where he serves as the Beautification Commissioner and is a long-time resident of Inglewood. Around the community, Viglietti is known as “that special person who gets things done and brings people of all kinds together.”
Viglietti successfully spearheaded the community effort to restore Riverside Drive back to its beautiful original condition by planting cherry trees, poppies, and irises along the median, as well as repairing and rededicating the Riverside Drive Memorial plaque. He also helped lead the Friends of Cooper Creek 2010 flood cleanup effort to remove large debris and clear waterways, and he continues to organize annual neighborhood creek cleanups to this day.
In 2018, Viglietti received the Hands On Nashville Strobel Award, the Direct Service Volunteer Award for ages 50 plus, and in 2019 he received the Citizen Activist Award at the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s Awards of Excellence Luncheon for his outstanding contributions to urban forestry in Tennessee.
Additionally, Tony is a volunteer with the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival and Friends of Riverside Drive, a Board Member on the Nashville Tree Foundation, and a retired Senior Energy Services Engineering Specialist for Nashville Electric Service.