Jerry L. Maynard, II is best known for his ability to get things done. More notable is his passion for the people of Nashville/Davidson County that has been evident in his advocacy efforts to expand Nashville’s tax base while providing opportunities for success for all Nashvillians. Jerry has been a champion for small, women, and minority-owned businesses because of a core belief that small businesses are the economic engine of any thriving city.
After eight years of serving as councilmember-at-large and focused attention in the areas of budget and finance, education, healthcare and economic development, Maynard embarked on a new venture, opening The Maynard Group, with the critical focus of developing and creating economic success for all.
During his tenure as a countywide, elected official in the largest city in the State of Tennessee, Maynard was a crucial lead and sponsored various legislation and programs that saw great success and was even responsible for changing the landscape of Nashville. This includes:
- Metro Small Business Growth Act, the Diversity And Inclusion Act, and the Metro Workforce Development Program. Each of these provided a foundation for women, minority, and small business owners resulting in over $200 million in contracting for Metro/Nashville and public/private partnership from 2010 to present.
- Securing nearly $600 million for the Music City Center – Nashville’s 2.1 million square foot convention center – located in the heart of downtown
- “Yes to Sulfur Dell” grassroots campaign, which led to the successful securing $75 million for the construction of the First Tennessee Park – the new home of the Nashville Sounds Minor League Baseball Team – in the Capital District
- Legislation that created Metro Employee Healthcare Incentive Act, which led to $20 million in new revenue for General Hospital and saved Metro millions of dollars in healthcare costs for their employees. This Act continues to generate $5 million annually to General Hospital.
- Affordable Housing Incentive Act
- Securing more than $10 million in funding for the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM)
- Securing nearly $500,000 for Tennessee State University’s John Merritt Classic
- Led in the development of the 28th Street Connector (now named The Francis S. Guess Connector), which now connects North and West Nashville for the first time in 45 years
- Worked to develop the Jubilee Bridge and secure $850,000 in funding for the Gateway to Heritage, which is now a pleasing entry way into the Fisk/Meharry area in North Nashville
In his role here at The Maynard Group, he uses his keen abilities to solve problems, foster development, forge valuable partnerships and shape strategies for effective communication on behalf of clients. As a public servant, pastor, and consultant, Maynard’s hard work, vast experience, success and influence allows him to lead The Maynard Group to continued success for our clients.