NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Even though the votes were tallied last week and Megan Barry was elected to become Nashville’s next mayor, it became official on Friday.
Barry received a Certificate of Election from the election commission at a 9:15 a.m. ceremony at their offices on Murfreesboro Pike.
In the last few days, she’s announced a transition team to help guide her in her new role. It consists of dozens of community leaders.
One of them is her former mayoral candidate opponent, Charles Robert Bone.
“Charles Robert and I got to know each other very well on the campaign trail,” Barry told News 2. “He and I had been friends before and I have great respect for Charles Robert.”
Barry added that Bone brings with him a perspective about different parts of the city.
The mayor-elect also told News 2 she’s been in touch with former Governor Phil Bredesen, who was also the mayor of Nashville in the 90s.
He endorsed Barry during the election, and she said he’s advising her during his transitional time but is not a part of her official transition team.