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Meet Burkley

I am running for Council At-Large because I want to help keep Nashville a great place to live, work, and play for visitors, newcomers, and long-time residents alike.

I am honored to have been council representative for District 18 since 2011. For the past eight years I have worked hard to be well-informed about all the important issues of zoning, infrastructure, transportation, and education, and I have actively sponsored or supported legislation to move Nashville forward while still protecting the character of our neighborhoods. I have worked to be an accessible and effective advocate for great schools, smart growth, and ideas that improve the overall quality of life in our district and our city.

My background as an engineer and neighborhood activist gives me a solid understanding of complex city-wide issues. I’ve sponsored legislation to improve stormwater regulations in neighborhoods, protect sidewalk and bikeway access in construction zones, and provide solutions to our housing affordability challenges. I’m eager to build on that experience for every district in the city.

For those of you whom I have not yet met, please call me at 615-383-6604 or email me at I’d love to meet face-to-face, discuss whatever’s on your mind, and earn your vote.

I will work diligently every day as a Council Member At-Large to get to know every part of Nashville, listen to your ideas and concerns, and continue to educate myself about the most important issues we face. Together, we can ensure that our neighborhoods in Nashville continue to flourish!


Endorsed by

In her own words


Nancy VanReese leftquote

Burkley has a consistent voice of wisdom and thoughtfulness. Nashville would be fortunate to have her skill-set to analyze important issues.

Nancy VanReese, Councilmember, District 8

Burkley has been an inspired and thoughtful advocate for our neighborhood - she really listens and then works tirelessly to achieve the best outcomes for the city.

Jody Lentz, Facilitator
Jody Lentz

While serving as President of a nearby neighborhood association, and in the years since, I have observed firsthand Burkley Allen’s tireless and effective work on neighborhood issues. She has the intelligence, character, energy and interest that we need on the City Council. We are fortunate to have someone of her quality willing to run for the office.

David Steed, former President, Richland-West End Neighborhood Association

Burkley Allen has demonstrated her commitment to improving community environments time and time again. When the community has been presented with a problem she has given her leadership, her expertise and her hard work to develop solutions. Thanks to Burkley’s efforts, we have a greener community, zoning to protect our residential neighborhoods and increased community involvement.

Jan Bushing, former Democratic State Rep. and HWEN board member
Jan Bushing
Ginger Hausser leftquote

As a go-to neighborhood leader, Burkley assisted me in decisions affecting our district throughout my eight years as council member for District 18. She worked on every major zoning, school, parks, and university-community issue that came up in Hillsboro West End. For the last three decades, Burkley has played a key role in protecting and improving our progressive neighborhoods. She will continue to be our tireless advocate on the Council.

Ginger Hausser, former District 18 Council Member