Jim Forkum is a member of the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County for the 9th district. He is retired from working for State Farm Insurance, he is Chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Parks, Library and Public Entertainment Facility Committee and the Traffic and Parking Committee. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Belmont College in 1970. Jim Forkum sponsored a resolution that asked Metro Police to seek funding for surveillance equipment to catch people in the act of illegal dumping, which costs the state around $2 million annually, he sponsored a resolution that asks the Metro School board to aid in determine the feasibility of installing video cameras on the sides of school buses to aid in identifying drivers who don't stop while bus drivers are picking up children. He voted against canceling zoning in Percy Priest Lake, for Sylvan Park historic zoning, for Lower Broadway historic zoning, against a Westin Hotel on Lower Broadway, for rezoning Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
On the third reading, he voted for the proposal for a new ballpark for the Nashville Sounds, which included provisions for hotels, condos and other businesses on the land adjacent to the stadium
St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls is a school for girls in Carshalton, South London, England. Ofsted praised the school as'outstanding' and the Archdiocese of Southwark found the establishment to be'a strong school'; the Chair of Governors is Dr. M Howard, the Headteacher is Ms M Noone; the school was founded by the Daughters of the Cross in 1893 and is situated in twenty-five acres of parkland with some notable buildings. The main building on the property was once Carshalton House, a grand manor house built in the early eighteenth century by Edward Carleton, it was the home of the noted physician, Dr. John Radcliffe until his death in 1714. In 2004, the school was awarded Technology College status. In April 2006, it was awarded a Language College status alongside the Technology College status. In 2007, a new Learning Resource Centre, including a library, was opened. In 2016, a new classroom block opened; the school should not be confused with St. Philomena's School at St. Mary Cray near Orpington, Kent, a RC foundation operating from the 1950s.
St. Philomena's School website