Traci Otey Blount will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Power Moves Awards Gala.

By Cass Teague

Voting is now open and continues through April 30 for the 3rd Annual Power Moves Awards to be given at the PK Williams Enterprises Presents the 2019 Power Moves Awards Gala on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

“It is our mission to celebrate and honor the leaders of the community for their unparalleled commitment to civic and social responsibility while raising awareness to citizens and entities for which the leaders advocate and advance across their respective communities on a daily basis,” says founder Patrycya King Williams.

Gina Waters Miller says the awards are “The brainchild of Patrycya King Williams, one woman, who had a vision of great magnitude to showcase and celebrate the work, lives, and service of some ordinary Nashvillians doing extraordinary things.”

You must go the awards website to vote and may vote for one person per category. You are only allowed to vote once and duplicates will be deleted. You do not have to purchase tickets to the Gala to vote (but are encouraged to do so).

Arts & Entertainment Nominees are Jessica Currie, Courtney “Coko” Eason, Meleisha Edwards, Thalia “Muziqueen” Ewing, Sam “MissNewYork” Gentry, Michael Hicks, Tim Hill, Sharon Kaye, Crystal “Joy” McLin, Angel Stanford, Joy Styles, Brooklyn Tankard, Phil Thornton, Nina Webster, and Dr. Jacob Weiss.

Community Advocacy Nominees are Will Acuff Judge Rachel Bell, Krista Davis, Dana Eskridge, Eric D. Evans, Cintoria Franklin, Ty Garth, Tee Jordan, Gicola Lane, Novonda Lilly, Sandrea Mays, Yvette Vinson Moore, Patricia Malone Smith, Laquita Stribling, and Jeshiqua White.

Education Nominees are Dr. James Bailey, Gerri Bowers, Wayne Buckingham, Dr. Brittany Edmondson, Shannon Fey, Crystal Hicks, Jamica Hines, LaTishia Jordan, Dr. Darren Kennedy, Traci Ray, Dr. Lakisha Simmons, Kaylah Stewart, Dr. Roderick Webb, and Dr. Tonja Williams.

Entrepreneurship Nominees are Renee Bobb, Mel Bowers, Leneiva Head, Genma Holmes, Bill McCleskey, Danielle McGee, Michael McPherson Sr., Jason Ridgel, Marcus Shute Jr., Jurry Smith, Contrecia Tharpe, Bobby Thomas Jr., Shawn Thompson, Marcus Whitney, and Reginald Williams.

Finance Nominees are Harry Allen, Alfonzo Alexander, Cathy Bender, Bella Briggs, LaShonda Daniels, Courtney Hale, Jamal Hutchinson, Jimmie Jackson, Sylvia Johnson, Jeff McGruder, Steven Pelmore Jr.,
Bo Robertson, Olivia Ruiz, and Zulfat Suara.

Fraternity Nominees are Lamar Allen, Tee Banks, Tony Beard, LaSalle Curry, Lamar Dixon, Dr. Andrew Harris, Daryus “DJ Merriwether, Anthony Owens, Greg Pollard, Dr. Coley Ramsey, Dr. Emmanuel Rowe, Robert Vick, Cori Walker, Lionel Washington, and Jeff Wilson.

Healthcare Nominees are Dr. Irene Bean, Sereadia Cooke, Alette Davis, Perrion Gordon, Elizabeth Hart, Dr. Dorsha James, Morris Jamison, Ethan Kellum, Dr. Gerald Onuoha, Tara Roth, Marsha Seay, Dr. Jay Sheats, Lauren Waller, Dr. Thomas Williams, and Tina Wilson.

Service and Philanthropy Nominees are Lori Adukeh, Tomeka Bailey, Perrion Barbour, Steadman Bell, Shaundra Davis, Justin Dobson, Kara Johnson, Pastor Christopher Johnson, Chris Lilly, Kendra Loney, Tabitha Mundy, Karynthia Phillips, Demetrius Short, Monroe Simmons, and Susan Vanderbilt.

Sorority Nominees are Teresa Campbell, Diane Christon, Candice Douglas, Sally Franklin, Cynthia Harris, Kelli Henderson, Tammy Hines, Debbi Howard, Cleshette Hudson, Sonja Mallery, Kimberly Page, Sherrica Proctor, Jessica Rich, Tammy Howse Smith, and Tanisha Smith.

This article originally appeared in the Nashville Pride. 

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