Mayor Alexander appointed Wendy Cook-Mucci to fill the alderman seat left vacant by the resignation of Jason Patrick.
After a brief discussion in which Alderman Derek Adams abstained from voting saying he was in support of a different person to fill the vacancy, the board voted to approve the nomination, with Adams abstaining.
Cook-Mucci, her husband Jeff, and their four children moved to Nolensville in 2008 and have been proud to raise kids in the Williamson County School district.
She has taught sociology for over 20 years; the last 10 at Tennessee Tech University. She teaches courses on research methods, marriage and family, medical sociology, social problems, inequality, and has recently created a course on the sociology of millennials for Tennessee Tech.
She earned undergraduate degrees in Communication and Sociology from Missouri State University and later a graduate degree in Sociology from Southern Illinois University. She has also completed graduate studies in Organizational Communication.
Cook-Mucci has been an active member of the Nolensville community. As a board member of the Nolensville Running Club, she has coordinated fund raisers for the Nolensville High School athletics, the Nolensville Food Pantry, and Miles for Amelia (an organization that helps retrofit homes for children/teens in wheelchairs).
For the last seven years she has directed the Nolensville Running Club couch to 5k program, helping over 600 Nolensville residents become more active.
She has worked with Ravenwood High School’s Speech and Debate program for 5 years, first as a volunteer and then as their paid coach, leading them to state and national recognition.
Active at Nolensville United Methodist Church since her arrival, she has served as a leader for middle and high school youth.
She also serves on the board of the Nolensville Community Closet, working to help get clothing and needed supplies to underserved communities. Wendy is proud to have raised four kids in Nolensville (her years of room parent and school volunteer span Ravenwood, Sunset Middle, Nolensville Elementary and Mill Creek Middle School) and she is excited about her youngest becoming a Nolensville Knight this year.