Payne announces

Brenda Payne

Leadership is coming as Brenda Payne has formally announced her run for Mayor of Hendersonville. Her supporters call Brenda the perfect candidate for this city.  She is a champion of strong leadership, she has vast experience and Payne has a true heart for community service.

Payne will concentrate on economic and workforce development for new business and industry and will support public safety and improve infrastructure. She will lead with conservative, transparent and financial accountability.  

Payne states “I feel that this is the natural next step in serving the good people of Hendersonville, a city that I have loved and been a part of for so many years.”

"I have had the privilege of working with Brenda in a variety of leadership roles over the past decade. From serving as the top executive at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce to providing leadership in numerous civic and community organizations, Brenda's passion and commitment to our community and our citizens is unsurpassed. Her talent in motivating and inspiring others to achieve success has been proven time and again and she is well poised to utilize her years of leadership expertise to lead our city into a bright and exciting future.” Regina Bartlett, CEO of Hendersonville Medical Center.

"I have served on the Community Life Bridge Board of Directors and the Hendersonville Rotary with Brenda Payne for several years, and am continually amazed and motivated by her endless energy and drive to serve the people of Hendersonville and beyond.  She is a true servant leader and role model for me and others.  I'm proud to know Brenda Payne," Barbara Boone McGinnis, Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC.

Payne is no stranger to important leadership roles and has over 45 years of experience in management, fund-raising and relationship building. Her professional roles include growing the endowment fund tenfold at Volunteer State Community College, establishing and managing the regional claims operation for a large insurance company as well as holding the president and CEO position of the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Among her many civic accomplishments, she led the Hendersonville Rotary Club to be named "District Club of the Year” during her year as President, she was named Business Woman of the Year by the Hendersonville Business and Professional Women as well as Volunteer of the Year by United Way of Sumner County.  Her community driven leadership is well known throughout this city.

Payne’s kick-off fundraiser event will be held on Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Spring Haven Mansion- 545 E Main St.

Article submitted by Brenda Payne.

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