Parking By Appointment

Mayor Karl Dean gives a former colleague from the Purcell days an appointment:

[Ivanetta] Davis Samuels, who left city government to take a job as director of corporate compliance and risk management with Meharry Medical College, was appointed to the Metro Arts Commission by Purcell a little more than a year ago. Pending confirmation by the Metro Council next month, she'll leave the arts commission to join the parks board, replacing Susan Short Jones, whose five-year term expires April 30.

Davis Samuels, an attorney, also worked for Dean in both the Davidson County public defender's office and the Metro Law Department and took classes he taught at Vanderbilt University Law School.

Dean recently reappointed Davis Samuels' husband, Dr. A. Dexter Samuels, to the Metro Airport Authority. Purcell appointed Samuels in August to finish out a term that recently expired.