Laurel Creech is a an enthusiastic, self-motivated and entrepreneurial leader locally, regionally and nationally. As one of the first ten Chief Services, she has lead the development of Cities of Service, a national movement to connect citizens to the greatest needs of cities in the United States. In addition to advising other Chief Service Officers across the country, Laurel served as the US delegate for the launch of Cities of Service UK and is also mentoring the first Chief Service Officer in Kirklees, UK.
In the Mayor's Office, Laurel also lead sustainability and healthy living projects, events and initiatives including the implementation of the Green Ribbon Committee Report, Open Space Plan, and Stormbusters city-resiliency blueprint. She also co-lead several of Mayor Dean's health events including Walk 100 Miles, Mayor's Challenge 5K, Mayor's Field Day and Open Streets Nashville. Laurel helped develop and implement the Mayor's Workplace and Neighborhood Challenge, which was the first three-tiered challenges of their kind in the country now being replicated in ten cities across the US.
Prior to joining the Mayor's Office, Laurel was the founder and director of Team Green Adventures with the goal to connect Middle Tennessee community to the outdoors through active and engaging events for all ability levels. She was also on-air talent on both WRLT Lightning 100 and WYYB The Phoenix and helped with sales, marketing, promotions, copy-writing and a variety of other innovative projects. In 2009 after an interview with Mayor Dean, she co-founded Live On the Green with her fellow co-workers at Tuned In Broadcasting.
Because of Laurel's dedicated and passionate work as a community leader, she has been appointed to several boards and received recognition for her continued dedication to helping Nashville be a better place for all its citizens.