Brenda Wynn, County Clerk

Brenda grew up in Nashville and is a graduate of Pearl High School. She received a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in business administration from Tennessee State University.

Brenda was appointed Davidson County Clerk by the Metropolitan Council in August 2012.  She was elected County Clerk by the voters of Nashville & Davidson County in November 2012, becoming the first African-American female to win election to a constitutional office in the County.

Before 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 then Mayor Bill Purcell. Before joining the Mayor’s Office, Brenda spent nine years at Meharry Medical College, where she served in a number of roles. She has also served as an adjunct professor in the Health Care Administration and Planning Department at Tennessee State University.

In addition to having served as the president of the Leadership Nashville Alumni Association,  League of Women Voters of Nashville, Women in Numbers (WIN) and the YWCA, Brenda 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.  Brenda is also a member of the Temple Church.

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