Cumberland Region

For Release:  October 29, 2018                                                         


Regional nonprofit Cumberland Region Tomorrow plans to deepen its capabilities with new GNRC partnership


Nashville, TN - Cumberland Region Tomorrow (CRT), a seventeen-year-old non-profit organization created to influence patterns of growth to preserve or enhance the quality of life in Middle Tennessee’s communities, will be contracting with the Greater Nashville Regional Council (GNRC) to provide staff support and expertise for its key programs.


“We have a number of important initiatives we’d like to move forward on in addition to our POWER OF TEN Regional Summit,” said outgoing CRT board chairperson Lynnisse Roehrich-Patrick.   “Tapping the expertise of GNRC’s staff will make us more efficient and help us more effectively do that. GNRC has been a long-time partner of ours. They have both a similar regional footprint and a record of providing cost-effective services to other non-profit organizations in our region.”


Cumberland Region Tomorrow CEO Carol Hudler announced her plans to retire and move to a volunteer board position by year end.  Margot Fosnes, CRT’s incoming board chairperson, said the organization will be hiring a new Executive Director but plans to better define the role and skill sets needed for the organization’s next ten years.


Fosnes said the GNRC partnership will allow CRT to continue its current program work more quickly than in the past.  “GNRC will work with us to fulfill the key goals set by the CRT board.   Fosnes said.  “We’ll have a cadre of professionals with deep regional knowledge and skillsets to help us.”


Fosnes said CRT’s priority projects include introducing new solutions for preserving farms, natural lands, and greenspaces through roundtable workshops and to work with others to create a shared set of measurable sustainability goals for the ten counties it serves.  


About Cumberland Region Tomorrow: (CRT) serves as a resource, partner and advocate for quality growth in ten Middle Tennessee counties:  Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson.


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For additional information:  Deborah Varallo, Varallo Public Relations, 615.367.5200, ext. 104; Email:




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