Brenda Wynn personifies Davidson County

Brenda Wynn

Brenda Wynn

Esteemed Davidson County Clerk Brenda Wynn is a strong trailblazer leading one of Davidson County’s top offices. Known as a history maker and trailblazer of service, she was proud to be elected to the County Clerk’s office. Brenda Wynn has diligently served the citizens of Davidson County for four years now. Appointed as Davidson County Clerk by the Metropolitan Council in August 2012, she was then elected County Clerk by the voters of Nashville and Davidson County in November 2012 to become the first African American female to win an election to a constitutional office in the county. It’s a position that she does not take lightly, attributing it all to God and being faith led.

The Nashville native is a graduate of Pearl High School (now Pearl Cohn Magnet High School). She received a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in business administration from Tennessee State University (TSU).

Prior to her election, she served as director of Community Outreach for United States Congressman Jim Cooper. She was also the first director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods for Mayor Bill Purcell. Before joining the Mayor’s Office, Brenda spent nine years at Meharry Medical College, where she served in various roles. She believes that education is key and is always a way out of ‘lesser circumstances.’ She also served as an adjunct professor in the Health Care Administration and Planning Department at TSU.

In addition to having served as president of the Leadership Nashville Alumni Association, League of Women Voters of Nashville, Women in Numbers (WIN) and the YWCA, Brenda Davidson has been an active volunteer in many other local organizations, including: the Nashville’s Agenda Project, You Have the Power, WPLN, the Next Door, Bethlehem Centers of Nashville, the Northwest YMCA, Metropolitan Library Board, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Nashville Women’s Political Caucus, Conexion Americas, Dede Wallace Center, and Metro’s Traffic and Parking Commission.

Always a strong role model, multi-tasker and icon of giving back, she also mentors women and girls when time permits. She further serves the citizens of Davidson County with attention to detail integrity and loyalty. She leading by example while demonstrating that anything is possible if one stays grounded and keeps the faith—a faith she remains proud of and makes no apologies for.

“I didn’t get here by myself, God placed me here to serve his people.” said Davidson.

It’s not easy running one of the county’s most important, high functioning offices, an office which handles everything from motor vehicle services, (tags and registrations); city sanitation (trash removal); identification services; business and licenses; permits; and notary public and marriage licenses.

When asked where she sees herself being in the future, Davidson said: “I’ll be right here, taking care of and enhancing the city of Nashville and her citizens. To take a snippet from Nike: Just do it!”

Brenda is also a member of the Temple Church (Rev. Darrell A. Drumwright, Ph.D., senior pastor and first Lady Latonya T. Drumwright).

Brenda and her husband, Emmett, are the parents of three adult sons, and have five beautiful grandchildren.

The Davidson County Clerk’s office operates during regular business hours from 9 am to 5 pm, CDT.

The main office is located at the Howard Office Building, Fulton Complex, 700 2nd Ave. S., Suite # 901, Nashville, Tenn. 37210; phone 615-862-6050. Satellite offices operate under the same working hours, and those locations may be found via the website at <>.