TIMELINE: 2017 travel records of Mayor Barry and staff

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry admitted Wednesday evening to having an extramarital affair with her former head of security, a confession that has rocked the city and her constituents.

Below is a detailed list of Mayor Barry and her staff’s travel records provided by the mayor’s office and some her responses given during a public press conference after she faced questions on the matter.

Jan.  10, 2017: Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Participants: Mayor Barry, Det. Mike Dixon, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Visit with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. CampbellJan. 16-19, 2017: Washington, DC

Participants: Mayor Barry, Patrick Hamilton, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: 85th Winter Meeting of the US Conference of MayorsJan. 31- Feb. 2, 2017:  New York, NY

Participants: Mayor Barry, Justine Avila, Matt Wiltshire, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Economic development meetings with Nashville Chamber of CommerceFeb. 2- Feb. 4, 2017: Washington, DC

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Women in Government Leadership ProgramFeb. 10, 2017:  Columbus, Ohio

Participants: Mayor Barry, Chief Steve Anderson , Det. Mike Dixon, Det. Kevin Akin, Sgt. Rob Forrest, Various other MNPD

Purpose: Funeral services for Nashville officer Eric MumawFeb. 25-26, 2017: Memphis, TN

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest, Det. Kevin Akin

Purpose: Speech to Shelby County Young Democrats at Obama Day DinnerMarch 3, 2017: Franklin, TN

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest, Det. Kevin Akin

Purpose: Lunch with Williamson County delegation.March 5-6, 2017: Washington, DC

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative ConferenceMarch 12-13, 2017: Seattle, WA

Participants: Mayor Barry

Purpose: Personal travel to visit MaxMay 3-5, 2017: Denver, CO

Participants: Mayor Barry, Rich Riebeling, Debby Dale Mason, Erin Hafkenschiel, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Leadership Study Mission with Nashville Chamber of CommerceMay 12-15, 2017: Puget Sound, WA

Participants: Mayor Barry, Bruce Barry

Purpose: Personal travel- Max’s graduationMay 15-17, 2017: Washington, DC

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Participation in Infrastructure WeekMay 28-31, 2017: San Francisco, CA

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Participation in NewDEAL Ideas SummitJune 16, 2017: Columbia, TN

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest, Det. Khanthasith Phothirath

Purpose: Speech to Kiwanis of ColumbiaJune 23, 2017: Fort Campbell, KY

Participants: Mayor Barry, Det. Kevin Akin, Det. Mike Dixon

Purpose: US Army Garrison Fort Campbell Change of CommandJune 24- July 3, 2017: Florida

Participants: Mayor Barry, Mayor’s friends

Purpose: Personal travel- VacationJuly 6- 9, 2017: Park City, UT

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Women in Government Summer MeetingJuly 16-20, 2017: New York, NY

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership InitiativeJuly 20-23, 2017: Washington, DC

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest, Sean Braisted

Purpose: Participation in the Barbara Lee Institute for Women Political Leaders ConferenceAug. 31- Sept. 3, 2017: Kansas City, MO

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Tour of Children’s Mercy Park, meeting with Kansas City Mayor, and tour of

transit.Sept. 12-18, 2017: Athens, Greece

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Athens Democracy Forum & 100RC City Leaders Advisory Committee MeetingSept. 22- 25, 2017: Denver, CO

Participants: Mayor Barry, Bruce Barry

Purpose: Personal travelOct. 3, 2017: Birmingham, AL

Participants: Mayor Barry, Det. Mike Dixon, Det. Khanthasith Phothirath

Purpose: Speech to the Birmingham Kiwanis ClubOct. 18-19, 2017: Washington, DC

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest

Purpose: Speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and attending the “Voices for Urban Growth: Women Leading the Nation.”Oct. 20-25, 2017: Paris, France

Participants: Mayor Barry, Sgt. Rob Forrest, Lonnell Matthews, Erin Hafkenschiel, Laura Moore

Purpose: CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global ChallengesNov. 15-17, 2017: Charlotte, NC

Participants: Mayor Barry, Ronnie Steine, Det. Mike Dixon

Purpose: NLC City SummitDec. 23-26, 2017: Chicago, IL

Participants: Mayor Barry, Bruce Barry

Purpose: Personal travelJan. 5-7, 2018: New Orleans, LA

Participants: Mayor Barry

Purpose: Personal travel with friendsJan. 11-14, 2018: Palm Springs, CA

Participants: Mayor Barry

Purpose: Personal travel with friendsJan. 23-26, 2018: Washington, DC

Participants: Mayor Barry, Det. Kevin Akin, Patrick Hamilton

Purpose: 86th Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors

When questioned about the travel dates, particularly the trips taken by just Mayor Barry and Forrest, she responded: “Detail is with you all the time. I think that you can look at my schedule since the time I’ve come into office. I’ve had a very aggressive schedule, I’m out in the community, and that’s reflected with the overtime that has been billed to my detail.” She also noted the police department sets the policy for how much and how often the mayor is covered by security.”

“Those trips have been always for business,” Barry also told the media. “They have included trips to conferences, they have included trips to best practices, looking at transit, looking at soccer stadiums, and every single one of them was a business-related trip.”READ MORE: Mayor Megan Barry admits affair with former head of security

In all, the mayor’s office released four documents, including the travel expenses and schedule, as well as texts with security detail and her calendar from January 2017 until present.

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