‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report now available

On the Hill February 2022

Latest issue of biannual report includes statewide #DoublePell campaign, redistricting at State Capitol, street modifications on campus

Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the eighth issue of its ON THE HILL government relations report. The biannual report summarizes Vanderbilt’s activities over the past six months at the federal, state and local levels of government.

Federal update: Vanderbilt leads Tennessee #DoublePell effort; FY22 appropriations remain stalled

  • Vanderbilt leads Tennessee #DoublePell effort
  • Appropriations update
  • Resuming congressional staff visits
  • Outlook for the Build Back Better Act
  • Advocating for robust NIH funding

State update: Legislature conducts rare back-to-back special sessions; Redistricting takes center stage

  • Legislature conducts rare back-to-back special sessions
  • 112th General Assembly reconvenes
  • Redistricting
  • Lee delivers last State of the State address of his first term
  • Ford Motor Company roundtable

Local update: Metro Council honors Shan Foster; Street modifications come to Edgehill and 19th avenues

  • Metro Council honors Shan Foster
  • Street modifications on Edgehill and 19th avenues
  • Relocation of parking meters on Jess Neely and West End
  • Vanderbilt partners with MNPS for online tutoring, strengthening education equity
  • Nashville Fair Board stalemate comes to an end as council approves two new members
  • Two faculty members approved for service on Metro Boards, commissions
  • Metro Health Department Chairman Alex Jahangir invited to drop the anchor at VU football game last fall

The Division of Government and Community Relations serves as the institution-wide hub for public policy and community initiatives by developing unique relationships with and communicating to Vanderbilt’s vast array of external and internal constituencies. In addition, Government and Community Relations serves as an advocate, facilitator and funder of community organizations that align with the Vanderbilt mission.