By MATT BLOIS
Nolensville will elect a mayor and two aldermen in November. Two members of the town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen are running for mayor.
The Mayor and Alderman serve four year terms. They are elected at large, rather than representing specific wards.
Nolensville’s current Mayor, Jimmy Alexander, is running for reelection. He has served as mayor since 2010. He served as an alderman from 2004 to 2010.
“It’s passed rather quickly. We’ve changed a great deal, and I’m pretty satisfied with what we’ve done,” he said.
During his time as Mayor, Nolensville built a new Town Hall, hired a Town Administrator and started construction on Sunset Road.
Before becoming mayor he worked as a staff member for the Metro Nashville Planning Commission for 42 years. It was his job to review proposed subdivisions or rezoning proposals.
He retired in 2004 and decided to run for an open alderman position because he wanted to use his expertise to preserve Nolensville’s small town feel.
Alexander said it’s important to him to continue supporting the Police Department, and said he wants to make sure the town maintains its roads.
Alexander has three adult sons who all live in and around Nolensville. He’s lived in town since 1999.
Alderman Brian Snyder has lived in the Nolensville area since 1987, and he says it has changed a lot in three decades. As Mayor he said he wants to help Nolensville adapt to those changes.
“I think Nolensville is a changing community,” he said. “I think the town is a little bit at a crossroads. At one point we were a lot of older residents. Now, we’re a growing community with a lot of new transplants.”
Attracting more commercial businesses to town is one of his top priorities. He said he wants to use his experience in the events and entertainment business to create a sales pitch for businesses that are thinking about coming to Nolensville.
Snyder was appointed to an aldermen position in 2009. He finished that term and was elected to the board in 2010 and then reelected in 2014.
Snyder picked up petitions for both the Mayor and Alderman races in May. His term is ending this year. Last Tuesday, he decided to run for Mayor.
“It’s something I had been considering for some time,” he said. “With the sale of my business I thought this was a good time to look at investing more time here in Nolensville and what it will look like.”
Snyder recently sold an events and entertainment business that he started, and expects to continue working in the events or technology industries. He lives in Bent Creek with his wife Ashley and his two daughters Maclaine and Reagan.