Gov. Bill Lee made a stop in Hendersonville on Friday as the keynote speaker for COMPASS’s annual Speaker Series Luncheon.

The non-profit organization Community Outreach Making Partnerships at Sumner Schools promotes partnerships between local businesses and schools to provide more opportunities and resources for Sumner County students and teachers.

Those who attended the event at Long Hollow Baptist Church included business, educational and political leaders from across the county, including state legislators Sen. Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin), House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland), Rep. Johnny Garrett (R-Goodlettsville), several Sumner County commissioners and school board members; Director of Schools Del Phillips; Hendersonville Mayor Jamie Clary and Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford.

COMPASS Executive Director Debra Maggart, a former state legislator and current lobbyist with the law firm Frost, Brown,

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