Animal Care and Control Partners with Wyatt Johnson Subaru and Hosts Annual Adoption Event During National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

October 07, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control is once again partnering with Wyatt Johnson Subaru as part of the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, donating $100 to the shelter for each dog adopted through October with a limit of $3,100. 

MCACC will be open for adoptions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 616 N. Spring Street. National Make a Dog’s Day, also recognized on Oct. 22 as a day that dog lovers are encouraged to do special and consider adopting an underdog from a shelter. The month will culminate with MCACC’s Annual October Adoption event at the shelter on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are so excited to once again partner with the awesome team at Wyatt Johnson Subaru to help us find new and loving homes for our homeless pet population! The Wyatt Johnson team reaches out to us each year and is as passionate as we are about helping pets find new homes. Thank you again to the Wyatt Johnson Subaru Family, Subaru, and the ASPCA for their contribution towards the adoption fees at Montgomery County Animal Care and Control!” said Dave Kaske, Director of Animal Care and Control.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), nearly 3.3 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide each year. A core principle of the Subaru Loves Pets initiative is an ongoing commitment to helping all pets find their perfect, loving home. Subaru and its retailers have donated over $45 million to local and national organizations to support the adoption, rescue, transport, and health of more than 350,000 animals.

For more info about adopting a dog or cat from MCACC visit mcgtn.org or call 931-648-5750.

Kat & Alex and Frank Ray Downtown @ Sundown October 7

October 03, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn​. – This Friday, Oct. 7, Downtown @ Sundown will feature Kat & Alex and Frank Ray! Starting at 7 p.m., Kat & Alex will open the stage for the evening. Kat & Alex are a husband and wife duo from American Idol. They recently signed with Sony Music in Nashville and have over 7.9 million streams on Spotify with their song, ‘How Many Times.’ Following Kat & Alex, Frank Ray will take the stage for the remainder of the night. Frank Ray’s latest single, ‘Country’d Look Good On You’ became the most added song on Country radio in 2021. Both artists have played at the Grand Ole Opry, and we are excited to see their talent at Downtown Commons! 

Local food trucks will also be set up before and during the shows. Big Kahuna’s Island Grill, Kadi’s Tacos and More, and Heather’s Homemade Icecream are all expected to be on site. Tater Headz will also be open at the walk-up eatery on Legion Street and Third Street. Beer and other beverages will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting our featured non-profit, United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region.

Main Street will be blocked off between Second Street and Third Street at 4:30 p.m. to make room for the food trucks. Downtown @ Sundown Concerts are free and open to the public and take place on the first and third Fridays of each month through October. Chairs and blankets are welcome; however, pets, coolers, smoking/vaping or outside alcohol will not be allowed on site.

Downtown @ Sundown is title sponsored by TriStar Beverage and Shelby’s Trio and sponsored in part by Waste Connections of Clarksville. 

To stay up to date with events happening at the Downtown Commons, visit our Facebook page at Downtown Commons and our Instagram page @downtowncommonstn.

County Seeks Nominations for Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards

September 30, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County is seeking nominations for outstanding local volunteers

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Montgomery County Government is seeking adult and youth nominations for the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA). Nominations are due by November 8, 2022 and can be found at https://bit.ly/3CnknAO

GVSA promotes the importance of volunteering by recognizing those who are committed to local community service. Every year, the GVSA showcases Tennessee’s volunteer spirit by promoting state-wide volunteerism and strengthening participation in community service. GVSA seeks to recognize one youth and one adult in each TN county for their exemplary volunteer work. 

“Volunteerism is something close to my heart. One of the reasons our community is so great is because of the many unsung heroes who give so much of themselves volunteering to make a difference. It is important to recognize their contributions,” stated Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden. 

All nominations will be judged by a local committee and sent to the GVSA Tennessee staff in Nashville. The selected Montgomery County adult and youth nominees will be honored at the annual GVSA Ceremony in Franklin, TN on April 3, 2023 along with the nominees from other counties across the state of Tennessee. 

Contact Michelle Newell at [email protected] or call 931-648-8482 for more information.

2022-2023 Mayor’s Emerging Leaders

September 16, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

High school students get to know County Government through

Mayor’s Emerging Leaders Program

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Montgomery County Government welcomes the 2022-2023 Mayor’s Emerging Leaders, a group of 17 high school students who serve as unofficial members of county committees. 

The Mayor’s Emerging Leaders Program offers a unique learning experience for high school students to have an inside look at how the county government operates through their attendance at committee meetings. Students have the opportunity to choose from one or more county committees, depending on their interests and what their schedule allows. The students are acknowledged at the meetings and are encouraged to ask questions for understanding. All Emerging Leaders are invited to participate in budget committee meetings for a foundational understanding of the approval process for the County budget. This school year, the program also includes volunteer and college scholarship opportunities.

Committee selections include Airport Authority, Animal Control, Audit, Budget, E-911, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection, Jail and Juvenile, Parks, and School Liaison. The committees generally meet once per month, late in the afternoon.

“I look forward to seeing these bright, focused young people in our committee meetings. It is encouraging to know that our youth are interested in the role of local government. Students sometimes challenge the committee members with their questions, and we encourage that interaction,” said Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden.

The program is open to high school students in 10th through 12th grade. Announcements for the program are made through local media and social media and sent to school guidance counselors in the spring. Students start the program in late August and finish in May each year to coincide with their school schedules. The kick-off meeting for this year’s program was August 24.

This year’s participants are: Katie Li (APSU Middle College); Maddy Morgan (Clarksville Christian); Calleigh Moody (Clarksville High), Kendel Baynham (Rossview High), Mikayla Grant (Homeshooled), Sylas Bryant (Clarksville Christian), Cannon Prather (Clarksville Christian), Ella Reynolds (Clarksville High), Morgan Hicks (Rossview High), Kali Merrell (Montgomery Central), Elijah Crosslan (APSU Middle College), Brayden Yonkers ((Montgomery Central), Wyatt Bowling (Montgomery Central), Stephanie Shuman (Rossview High), Madelyn Coleson (Montgomery Central), Maddox Jackson (Rossview High), and Andelyn Underwood (Rossview High).

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Tyler Booth Downtown @ Sundown September 16

September 13, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn​. – This Friday, September 16th, Downtown @ Sundown will feature Tyler Booth! Starting at 7 p.m., opener Landon Parker will take the stage. Landon is a singer/songwriter in Nashville offering the crowd a mix of traditional country music. Following, Tyler Booth will entertain the crowd for the reminder of the night! Growing up in Kentucky, Tyler is a bluegrass lover and singer of all things country. We are excited to welcome Tyler Booth back to the stage at Downtown Commons! 

Local food trucks will also be set up before and during the shows. Burgasm, Firelime Offshore Grill, Heather’s Homemade Icecream, and Kona Ice are all expected to be on site. Tater Headz will also be open at the walk-up eatery on Legion Street and Third Street. Beer and other beverages will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting our featured non-profit, United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region.

Main Street will be blocked off between Second Street and Third Street beginning at 4:30 p.m. to make room for the food trucks. Downtown @ Sundown Concerts are free and open to the public and take place the first and third Fridays of each month through October. Chairs and blankets are welcome; however, pets, coolers, smoking/vaping or outside alcohol will not be allowed on site.

Downtown @ Sundown is title sponsored by TriStar Beverage and Shelby’s Trio and sponsored in part by Waste Connections of Clarksville. 

To stay up to date with events happening at the Downtown Commons, visit our Facebook page at Downtown Commons and our Instagram page @downtowncommonstn.

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