Roy Nixon: A model for the strong mayor and ‘a foxhole kind of friend’

By , Guest Columnist Published: June 06, 2019 6:12 PM CT
Guest Columnist

Tom Jones

Tom Jones leads Smart City Consulting, writes the "Smart Business" column for Inside Memphis Business, and blogs at Smart City Memphis. He is author of "Shelby Farms Park: Elevating a City" and co-author of "The Jewish Community Center: 70 Years of Jewish Connection" to be published this fall.

Roy Nixon was Shelby County mayor less than two years, but it was his attitude toward the 4,500 acres at the Shelby County Penal Farm that led to a vision of that expansive land as a park.


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