About GNRC


The Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC or the Council), is a public body corporate and politic initially created by the Tennessee Development District Act of 1965 and further empowered by Title 64, Chapter 7, Part 1, Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA), as amended (the Act).  GNRC is owned by and operated on behalf of its local government membership comprised county governments in the counties of Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson, Tennessee, and all incorporated municipalities and metropolitan governments located within these counties.

GNRC’s mission is to assist local communities and state agencies in the development of plans and programs that guide growth and development in the most desirable, efficient, and cost-effective manner, while ensuring the continued long-term livability of the region.  GNRC is governed by a regional council comprised of city mayors, county mayors/ executives, state legislators, appointments representing business/industry, and appointments representing minority populations and employees approximately 80 full-time staff.   The Council’s Executive Board convenes monthly to oversee the implementation of the adopted Annual Work Program and Budget.