Burkley Allen

I am honored to have been council representative for District 18 since 2011, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It has been great to get to know and love all the neighborhoods that make up the district. For the past four 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.

In my second term I will continue 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.

Over the past 33 years, I’ve gotten to know many district residents on those occasions when we’ve come together to build playgrounds, plant trees, attend PTO meetings and advocate for neighborhood-friendly, smart growth with entities such as the Mayor’s office, the Metro Council, Vanderbilt, NES, and Metro Codes. I am truly honored and humbled by the fact that I can count so many dedicated volunteers, public servants and businesspeople in the District as friends and that so many of you have supported me on the Metro Council.

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

I will work diligently every day through the rest of my time on the Council to meet with as many district residents as possible, listen to your ideas and concerns, and continue to educate myself about the most important issues we face as a district and as a city. Together, we can ensure that our neighborhoods in District 18 continue to flourish!



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, HWEN Board Member and former Democratic State Rep.
Jan Bushing