Anne Davis ’81 to head new office of the Southern Environmental Law Center

Nov 24, 2011

Anne Davis will head a new Nashville office of the non-profit, non-partisan Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). The establishment of the Nashville office puts an SELC office in each of the organization’s six focus states, which include Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Davis is married to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean ’81 and previously served as head of a Nashville metropolitan task force on environmental sustainability. Davis and Dean received the 2011 Sustainable Tennessee Award from the Tennessee Environmental Council. Before joining SELC, Davis was a legal writing instructor at Vanderbilt Law School.

For the past 25 years, SELC has used the power of the law to protect water, air, forests and unique lands, gaining more protection for two million acres of national forest lands in its six-state region. “The Southern Environmental Law Center is focused on a healthy sustainable future for the entire Southeast region, and all of their efforts are geared toward making that happen,” Davis said. “Their mission fits perfectly with what our community is doing to make Nashville a thriving, livable ‘green’ city.”

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