Nancy VanReece’s personal mission is to advocate creative opportunities to help communities, businesses, and individuals achieve their full potential. This has been the driving force throughout her successful career and inspiring life.
Nancy VanReece is the first openly out lesbian elected to a legislative body in the State of Tennessee. She is the Nashville and Davidson County Metro Councilmember responsible for surging popularity and citizen activism in District 8, which includes parts of North Inglewood, Maplewood, and Madison. She served as Chair of the Convention, Tourism Committee and Vice-Chair of the Parks, Libraries & Arts Committee and was appointed by the Mayor's Office onto the Metro Nashville Diversity Advisory Council. She is an At-Large Board Member of the National League of Cities Elected Officials constituency group. She was appointed to the Mayor's Council on Women to prepare for the 100 Anniversary of the Women's Right to Vote Anniversary in 2020.
The Victory Institute says this: "Each day since Council Member VanReece has been a tireless champion for the people of Nashville’s 8th District – laser-focused on bringing regional investments and opportunity to her constituents."
Hon. Nancy VanReece is also the Vice President of Business Development at Batch Nashville, LLC., a brand builder and advocate that concentrates on client experience. She is a brand builder and an advocate that concentrates on the client experience, contributing a long strategic vision with a keen eye for relationship building. In 2015 she was added as a speaker to the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs.
VanReece was also a trailblazer for more than 25 years in the music business, as well as served as the Executive Director/CEO of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival from 2007-2009; the first Senior Director of Partnership Development at Cool People Care, Inc.; and as a strategist for GivingMatters.com, and the Nashville Library Foundation. She was the first new media consultant for the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee.
She has paintings showing in six cities, three universities and two countries. She is the 2017 recipient for the Stein Award for Public Leadership in the Arts, awarded by the Nashville Arts Coalition.