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About Yolanda Hockett

Born and raised in Nashville, Yolanda Hockett is ready to serve the city she loves as a Metro Council Member-at-Large. As a seasoned professional in public service, Yolanda knows that government works best when it brings together a variety of voices, not just for conversation, but to GET THINGS DONE.

Commitment to the Community

Yolanda is a native Nashvillian who calls the Haynes-Trinity area home.  She is a member of Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  She graduated from Hunters Lane High School.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee State University and her Master’s Degree from Cumberland University. 
 
Yolanda has worked for the past 29 years with young people in the Rite of Passage pre-trial housing program of the Davidson County Juvenile Court.   
 
She is the proud mother of son Shaheen Eversley and their family dog, Joe.  Other family members include Yolanda’s mother, the Rev. Carolyn Leslie; Warner Leslie, stepfather; Garry Gooch, Yolanda’s father; and sisters Sherita Leslie-Pruitt and Tamika Gooch.

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