Sheri Weiner is working hard to address the issues facing Bellevue’s families and boasts a substantial list of accomplishments on behalf of her constituents.
Bringing Together the Community
Continuing her characteristic work to build a close community—having chaired the Bellevue Community Picnic for the four years prior to her election—Sheri established Friends of Bellevue, which works to help brand, bring together, and support Bellevue. The group is composed of unaffiliated local residents, area business owners, area civic groups, business groups, and churches wanting to be involved in moving Bellevue forward.
Sheri has also been instrumental in building great collaboration among Bellevue’s councilmembers and leaders for the betterment of Bellevue. In addition, she leads Saturdays with Sheri community meetings, manages the Bellevue Buzz social media and newsletter, penned a regular column in the Belle View, regularly attends homeowners association meetings, holds community forums at the JCC and YMCA/FiftyForward, and co-chairs the Bellevue Safety Summit with Sgt. Twana Chick.
Keeping Bellevue Beautiful
Since 2008, Sheri has chaired the biannual Bellevue Clean-Up days. The events continue to expand, most recently including a site for 1) dropping off hazardous materials, electronics, furniture and other large household items, and old prescription drugs; 2) auto emissions and registration renewal; and 3) donating cell phones for soldiers and gently used books; along with additional beautification sites throughout Bellevue.
Since taking office, Sheri has also successfully fought off two developments not wanted by her constituents: a landfill on Charlotte Pike and the Bellevue Towne Center apartments that targeted the intersection of Bellevue Road at Old Harding Pike.
Encouraging Smart Growth
Sheri has worked with interested parties to advance desired projects like the community’s new 25,000-square-foot state-of-the-art library, the conversion of the abandoned Regal Cinemas to the Bellevue Antique Mall, and the construction of the Larry’s Country Diner complex. Discussions and preparatory efforts are in progress regarding other developments that have been approved by the community.
Promoting Local Business
Building on her time promoting Bellevue’s businesses as president of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Sheri continues to encourage patronage of our community’s stores, restaurants, civic groups, and organizations. Among her efforts in this area is introducing residents to various businesses by rotating Saturdays with Sheri and other community meetings among different business locations and encouraging local businesses to participate in Bllevue Clean-Up days.
Giving Bellevue a Voice on Citywide Issues
Sheri provides a voice for her district on a variety of issues. Recent legislative efforts include
- introducing and passing fiscal note legislation that requires a determination of the cost of each bill as it is considered by the Metro Council,
- introducing legislation to prevent backdoor efforts to inject landfills into the community (similar to the attempt on Charlotte Pike),
- introducing a bill to provide opportunities for tax rebates for small businesses,
- co-sponsoring legislation to clean up antiquated ordinances, and
- co-sponsoring a resolution urging the state government not to force school vouchers on Nashville without providing funding for the associated costs.