C. David Briley (born January 8, 1964) was a council member of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. He served from 1999 to 2007. David Briley was the Vice-Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and held seats on the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations and Housing Committee, the Traffic and Parking Committee and the Greenways Committee. He was past Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Solid Waste and the Water Rate Oversight Committee. He is a Board Member of the Community Resource Center. He was born in 1964 in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a member of the Briley Law Group.
In 2005, David Briley proposed city-wide wireless internet access for Nashville. Received coolly by the administration, Briley's proposal nonetheless contributed to the development of free wireless access at Davidson County's public libraries as well as many public parks, including Centennial Park. A task force, led by Briley and including council members and representatives from technology and infrastructure providers, ultimately supported this narrower public access. In 2006, Briley was one of a small number of vocal opponents to proposed development which would move the city's AAA baseball team, the Nashville Sounds, into downtown Nashville
David Briley was voted Best Council Member by the Nashville Scene in 2001, 2002 and 2006 and was spotlighted as one of "40 under 40" by Business Nashville magazine in June 2000.
David Briley earned a Bachelor's from Georgetown University before traveling to Latin America where he volunteered as a teacher of English. He completed his JD at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and received honors for administrative and environmental law. In 2007, Briley wrote legislation requiring government buildings in Nashville to be built within LEED certification requirements.
In November 2006, David Briley announced his candidacy for Mayor of Nashville. His campaign included a number of familiar political faces, including Will Cheek Jr, and member of the Democratic National Committee and former chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, and his son, Will Cheek III, an attorney at the firm of Bone McAllester Norton. Jerry Martin, who served at Finance Director under Congressman Jim Cooper in 2002, chaired the campaign's finance committee. Emily Passini was campaign manager; Drew Stanieuski was deputy campaign manager. Sarah Lingo was finance director and Alex Youn was director of field operations.
In 2015, David Briley was elected Vice Mayor of Nashville.
David Briley is married to Jodie Bell and has one son. He is the grandson of Beverly Briley, first mayor of the combined metropolitan government of Nashville and Davidson County. His brother, Rob Briley, was a Tennessee State Representative for the 52nd District.