Senator Brenda Gilmore lives and breathes her service to others. It is inherent in her heart and soul. Raised by her beloved grandmother in Gallatin, a small town outside of Nashville, Tennessee, she learned to appreciate the care and needs of older adults at a young age.
In her pre-teen years, Brenda and her friends collected glass Coca-Cola and 7UP bottles and netted 5 cents each for their recycling efforts. She could have pocketed the money, but she opted to use the funds to purchase toiletries for seniors in her neighborhood. Instead of fostering a heart of an entrepreneur, her heart for serving others was born.
In her twilight career, spanning more than two decades, Gilmore served as a Nashville Metro Council Member and on the Tennessee General Assembly State House. She then decided to run for the State Senate so she could continue to help others. Along the way, Gilmore continues to embrace lifelong learning. She says, “it keeps you young and spirited” and jumps at every chance to take a webinar or a class if she believes she can learn something.