PHOTO: City Administrator Eric Stuckey, left, and Mayor Ken Moore face off in a dance competition, in a screengrab from the video.
By BROOKE WANSER
Franklin Mayor Ken Moore bends down, splashing water from the bathroom sink on his face.
Meanwhile, City Administrator Eric Stuckey shadowboxes his reflection in another bathroom’s mirror, before bursting through a shower curtain and unzipping his hoodie to reveal a t-shirt.
“Live United,” the shirt reads, as the intro to “Let’s Get it Started” by the Black-Eyed Peas plays.
This is the beginning of a video that is part of a promotion for the United Way of Williamson County campaign, featuring a dance-off between the two city officials, who are seated in the “executive chair.”
The idea for the video came about, Stuckey said, from Communications Manager Milissa Reierson. She was inspired by the YouTuber Todrick Hall’s videos.
Both Stuckey and Moore participated in the nonprofit Nashville Dancing with the Stars years ago, so they agreed.
“Milissa sort of choreographed,” Stuckey said.
“This is just another way to facilitate awareness around United Way and all the great things they do for our community,” he said, pointing to the agency’s support of 46 programs through 31 partner agencies.
Fans can vote for either Team Ken or Team Eric online by clicking here and donating to the United Way campaign. One dollar equals one vote.
The organization works to strengthen the community by advancing health and wellness, accelerating learning and education, and expanding financial stability.
On the city’s Facebook post, Stuckey’s father, Paul Stuckey, commented his vote.
“After due deliberation to be sure to be fair, my wife and I cast our votes for our son, Eric Stuckey even though Mayor Moore was also quite good!”