Brian Snyder, a former Nolensville alderman and vice mayor, is running for the open seat in District 5.
“First and foremost, I want to continue the incredible job and build on the solid foundation Gary Anderson has created in District 5. I firmly believe that the schools are the economic engine of the county,” Snyder said. “My goal would be to lead through influence with other board members and lean on my decade long of government experience to create a school board that backs the administration and gives power to the voice of the parents.”
Snyder lives in Nolensville with his wife, who is a teacher assistant at Mill Creek Elementary School, and his two daughters, who are rising seventh- and fifth-graders. From 2009 to 2018, Snyder served on Nolensville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen. He served as vice mayor and a member of the town’s planning commission in 2013. He has chaired the emergency management committee and served on the town events committee in Nolensville and was instrumental in assisting the police department with setting up Nixle alerts for town residents.
“In 2016, Bill Harlin appointed me to the Williamson Inc. ambassador program for the schools. That was a short-lived experience, but I realized very quickly it takes a team of committed individuals to maintain excellence in our school systems,” Snyder said. “Since that time, I have continued to stay involved with our local schools’ academic and athletic programs. My passion for seeing my own kids thrive along with all of those around them is the driving force behind running for this seat.”
Snyder said that, if elected, he would focus on growth management and strategy.
“Working with local municipalities to understanding their zoning and the potential impact of high-density developments on our school system will be paramount,” he said. “Money seems to always be involved in these conversations, and for good reason; schools are expensive to build and to maintain.”
He said that having a quality teaching staff is also an area of importance to him.
“I find it absolutely imperative that we are able to recruit and retain high-quality teachers,” he said. “Attracting quality teachers takes money, and retaining them is expensive as well.”
He said he would utilize his experience to collaborate with local elected officials during his time in office.
“Working closely with municipalities and the County Commission is a must, and I plan on utilizing those relationships with my understanding of process and procedures to continue the forward momentum set in place by Gary,” he said.
To learn more about Snyder, follow his campaign on Facebook at facebook.com/BrianSnyderWCS.