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A Few Questions With: Olivia Hill, at-large metro council member

By District Energy posted 04-04-2024 17:48


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At-large councilmember Olivia Hill made history this past September when she was elected as the first openly transgender elected official in Tennessee. She said it feels amazing to have won a districtwide election and that everyone in government has gone out of their way to make her feel welcome.

Hill is focused on ideas to update Metro’s infrastructure needs and currently serves as the chairperson of the District Energy System Advisory Board, which oversees Nashville’s District Energy System that provides centralized heating and cooling services to Downtown buildings.

Hill brings plenty of experience having worked in utilities and infrastructure in her two prior jobs. The first one was in the United States Navy where she was deployed three times and saw combat in Desert Storm. After returning to Nashville she started working at Vanderbilt University’s power plant. Hill, who is 59, said this is her first political office

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