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Montgomery County Adult and Youth Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients

March 11, 2024 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County Adult and Youth Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients

Montgomery County, Tenn. — Montgomery County Government recognized community volunteers Lynn Stokes and Cedarius Doss at the March informal County Commission meeting. They were presented with proclamations from County Mayor Wes Golden for being selected as the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA) Outstanding Adult Volunteer and Outstanding Youth Volunteer for Montgomery County. Stokes and Doss were also recognized at the annual GVSA statewide banquet in February of this year.

Lynn Stokes was awarded the honor as an adult volunteer. Stokes has served for eight years with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, where her service helps provide stable housing to low-income families. She is also a longtime volunteer for VITA/United Way, providing free tax-filing assistance to the elderly and individuals with limited income, disabilities, or limited English skills. Currently, Stokes volunteers as Chief Financial Officer for the Fort Campbell Historical Foundation where she builds recognition for Fort Campbell’s role in the history and culture of Clarksville-Montgomery County. Stokes’ compassion leads her to build up organizations by bringing diverse groups together to serve the greater good of her community. Her leadership style sets an excellent example for fellow volunteers. Rob Selkow, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County nominated Stokes for the award.

“It was humbling and definitely surprising to be nominated and receive this award. There are many wonderful people who serve our community in a variety of ways. I feel privileged to be one of those people. The statement we often hear from volunteers is that the volunteer gets more out of it than those they serve. I believe that’s true, it does your heart good,” said Stokes. 

Cedarius Doss was selected as the 2023 Montgomery County Youth GVSA recipient. Doss, a star Defensive Back for the Austin Peay State University Govs football team volunteers for Norman Smith Elementary students with social, emotional, and academic needs. He has been able to build relationships with students when others could not, discussing life and other topics of the students’ choice when eating lunch, playing board games, or enjoying recess. He holds students accountable for their actions and for completing their work. One student in particular has become interested in learning for the first time, all because of Doss’ high expectations for him. Doss has also volunteered in the Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County ReStore, supporting homeownership opportunities for low-income families. Norman Smith Teachers Amy Williams, Sarah Bombick, and Tearza Baggett nominated Doss for the award.

“I’ve enjoyed Austin Peay and the experiences I’ve had in Clarksville. My parents raised me to fulfill a need to help others whenever I can. I hope this recognition encourages other young people to connect with kids because they need us and can relate to us in a different way than older adults. I appreciate the thoughtfulness of the teachers who nominated me and have a great appreciation for their work,” stated Doss.

“One of the best parts about being Mayor is recognizing the remarkable people in our community. Many thanks to Lynn and Cedarius for quietly giving of themselves with no expectation of recognition. From facing something as devastating as a natural disaster to everyday needs the people in our community step up in many ways. I’m grateful to live in a place full of volunteers who go above and beyond for others,” said Mayor Golden.

The Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award is a statewide recognition program instituted by former Governor Phil Bredesen to honor and publicly recognize citizens in the adult and youth categories from each county for their exemplary volunteer service to their community. 

Nominations for individuals and businesses can be accepted as early as September. Anyone who would like to submit a nomination can find information about the GVSA at  Nominations for this year’s honorees are due to [email protected] by November 8, 2024.

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  1. Lynn Stokes pictured with Miss Tennessee Volunteer Tennessee Jada Brown
  2. Cedarius Doss pictured with Miss Tennessee Volunteer Tennessee Jada Brown
  3. GVSA Group Photo: Pictured from left to right is Lynn Stokes TN Outstanding Adult Volunteer, Montgomery County Mayor Pro Tem/County Commissioner Joe Smith, Cedarius Doss TN Outstanding Youth Volunteer with parents Betty and Cedric Doss, Blayne Clements Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, and Lynn’s husband, Van Stokes.
  4. Group Habitat photo: Asante Zepeda, Rob Selkow, Van Stokes John Johnson, and Kate Gauf.
  5. Norman Smith Elementary School Student Support Coordinator Courtney Henry, Principal Amy Williams, Cedarius Doss, and Academic Coach Sarah Bombick


Bi-County 2024 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

March 06, 2024 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Bi-County Solid Waste Management worked with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to host three Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events in 2024. The first HHW event will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Veterans Plaza, at 350 Pageant Lane. The second HHW event will be held on May 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Stewart County and the third HHW event will be held on September 28, at Veterans Plaza from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HHW events are the perfect opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted or spent household products that can catch fire easily (flammable), eat away at or irritate living tissue (corrosive), react violently with water or other chemicals (reactive), or be poisonous to humans and animals (toxic), at no cost to Tennessee residents. During HHW collection events, up to 100 pounds of items such as household cleaners; automotive products; home, lawn, and garden products; home maintenance products; and miscellaneous items like old computers, batteries, pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, medicines and drugs, aerosols and compressed gas are accepted. (view EPA list of common household items containing potentially hazardous ingredients). No dioxins or ammunition are allowed. 

Additionally, very small-quantity generators are now eligible to participate in the mobile HHW/VSQG collection events by appointment only. To request a price quote and schedule an appointment, please contact Clean Harbors Environmental Services at 615-643-3170 with a waste inventory. 

Contact the Bi-County Office at (931) 648-5751 with any questions. The following potentially hazardous household items are accepted at the landfill located at 3212 Dover Road for recycling during normal hours of operation and at HHW events.

  • Batteries
  • Used cooking oil and motor oil
  • Latex Paint
  • Antifreeze
  • Electronic waste (computers & televisions)

For more information on Bi-County, visit

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David Smith Appointed as Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court Director

March 01, 2024 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN – David Smith was selected as the new Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Director. Smith is a 22-year Army veteran who retired as a Sergeant First Class.

Smith earned his Master of Science in Social Work with a focus on trauma treatment from the University of Tennessee in 2020 and his Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Austin Peay State University in 2015.

“I am grateful to be back at the VTC supporting our soldiers and veterans in this leadership position. I understand many of the challenges faced by our soldiers and veterans and see it as a gift to be able to serve them and our community in this capacity. I know how meaningful this program is and will work to uphold the current standards of excellence,” said Smith.

Smith worked in the VTC as an administrative assistant/case manager from 2015 to 2019, when he resigned to pursue his graduate degree full-time and completed hours toward becoming a licensed clinical social worker.

“We are thrilled David chose to return to Montgomery County Government where he can put his experience and new credentials into serving our military veterans and active duty personnel. Working to assist our military friends helps our entire community. That’s why having the right fit for this role is important,” said Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden.

He has been married to his wife Shawana, an Army veteran, for 34 years. Smith stated that his goal was always to come back and serve VTC in some capacity. Smith replaces Edward Moss who was selected for the position of Youth Services Court Administrator in late December 2023.

The Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court serves those who willingly sacrificed for our country and find themselves involved in the criminal justice system. VTC provides needed treatment and services under judicial supervision to restore veteran to their honored status within our community. To find out more about VTC in Montgomery County, visit or call 931.245.3180. 

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Montgomery County Government Offices Closed in Observance of President’s Day

February 15, 2024 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County Government offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of the President’s Day federal holiday. All Montgomery County offices will resume services on Tuesday, Feb. 20. 

For online service options available through Montgomery County Government, visit the GOV tab at

Elizabeth Black Appointed as Montgomery County Purchasing Director

February 13, 2024 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN – Elizabeth Black who currently serves as the Administrator of Elections, has been appointed as the County’s new purchasing director.

"Elizabeth has an excellent reputation for integrity, planning, and project management. We are excited to move forward and work with her as she leads the purchasing department," said County Mayor Wes Golden.

Black holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Austin Peay State University and a Master of Business Administration from Murray State University. She has been working in county government since 2007 when she began working as the public information officer. She transitioned to the administrator of elections position in March 2017.

“I am very excited to lead the purchasing department and thrilled that I get to continue my career with Montgomery County Government. I look forward to working directly with county departments and continuing to serve the residents of Montgomery County in this new capacity,” said Black.

Black will oversee the activities and operations of the purchasing department. She will be responsible for the purchase and procurement of materials, supplies and equipment for Montgomery County Government. This includes developing bid documents for all biddable items; distributing bid documents to vendors; evaluating incoming bids; making purchase and procurement recommendations; and supervising the operations of the department.

Black assumes her new role on March 26, following the certification of the County Presidential Preference and County Primary election on March 5.

For information about Montgomery County Government, visit

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