Montgomery County Legislative Liaison Committee is Seeking Community Input

July 19, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN — The Montgomery County Legislative Liaison Committee is developing the 2023 Legislative Agenda for lawmakers in Nashville. This agenda includes suggestions specific to issues in Montgomery County and the state that citizens would like to have addressed. 

Montgomery County is making a second request for residents to submit legislative items for consideration to gather as much input as possible. 

Please submit the agenda items to Michelle Newell via email at [email protected] or by mail to 1 Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN 37040, by August 4. The Committee will review the suggested topics and formulate the agenda that will be presented to the Clarksville, Montgomery County state delegation in October 2022.

To see the 2022 Legislative Agenda visit https://bit.ly/3H8DG1c.

Montgomery County Trustee Kimberly Wiggins Named Middle Tennessee Trustee of the Year

July 13, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: July 13, 2022 @ 4:50 pm

 Montgomery County, Tenn – In May of 2022, Montgomery County Trustee Kimberly Wiggins was named Middle Tennessee Trustee of the Year at the Tennessee County Trustees Association (TCTA) Conference.  

The 2022 TCTA Conference was held in Obion County, Tennessee, and hosted by TCTA President Marci Floyd, Weakley County Trustee. The TCTA is made up of all 95 counties in the state. This yearly event is five days long and includes business and committee meetings, continuing education sessions and more.  

Annually, the Trustees in attendance select a Trustee of the Year for the West, Middle, and East Grand Divisions. Wiggins was selected by her Middle Tennessee Trustee peers as the Middle Tennessee Trustee of the Year. “I cannot think of a more deserving honor for the admirable service Trustee Wiggins has provided to our local and statewide community so diligently since taking office. She is a leader and mentor who strives to continually serve well” said Marci Floyd, TCTA President. Currently, she currently serves as the Middle Tennessee Trustee Association (MTTA) President and TCTA Audit Committee Chairwoman.   

Montgomery County Trustee Kimberly Wiggins stated, “I am humbled by such an honor. The Trustees welcomed me with open arms when I took office and the least I can do is serve to the best of my ability in return.” 

Wiggins was elected Montgomery County Trustee in August 2018. This year, she has qualified as an unopposed Independent Candidate for re-election. The State Primary & County General Election will take place on August 4, 2022.  

AARP Awards Grant Funds for Community Garden

July 13, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County will provide space for a community garden at Rotary Park

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN – On July 11, representatives from AARP formally awarded a Community Challenge Grant of $12,900 to install a community garden near the Wade Bourne Nature Center at Rotary Park. Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Natural Resource and Program Manager Katie Netti and former CMC Green Certification Manager Carlye Sommers, co-authored the grant application in March 2022 and received notification of the award in June 2022.

The grant will cover the tools and supplies necessary for tilling, soil amendment, composting, and planting winter crops, and 10 raised mobile garden beds. The garden will be a way to bring the community together while learning and immersing in the outdoors.

“I was thrilled to learn that we received the grant! My uncle is a farmer, so I learned a lot about planting crops. We want to bring people of all ages and abilities to the garden. Bringing the community together through the garden,” said Katie Netti.

“It’s evident that Katie is passionate about putting the Community Challenge Grant to good use for people in Montgomery County. It is so good for AARP representatives to get back out and connect one-on-one with our communities again,” said AARP Community Outreach Director Stacy Pennington.

Various crops suitable for every season will be planted on the plot. This month and the month of August will be the time for prepping the land, now overgrown with wild brush.  The first seeds are expected to be planted this September.

The programming staff will manage the garden while volunteers will take care of the maintenance. Anyone who volunteers to help tend the garden will be eligible to receive some of the harvests at no cost.

“The community garden is another unique way for County Parks and Recreation to serve our citizens’ needs and recreational interests. Katie and her programming team look for opportunities to encourage nature engagement at every skill level and the garden is a perfect example of this,” said Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Director Sally Burchett.

This project is part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.4 million awarded among 260 organizations nationwide. Since 2017, AARP Tennessee has awarded 18 grants and more than $223,000 through the program to nonprofit organizations and government entities across the state. AARP Challenge Grantees will implement quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving public places; transportation; housing; diversity, equity and inclusion; digital access; and civic engagement, with an emphasis on the needs of adults age 50 and over.

Please watch the Montgomery County, TN and Montgomery County Parks and Recreation social media outlets for a volunteer sign-up form.

Burn Ban Lifted in Montgomery County

July 13, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN – The ban on open air burning that went into effect for Montgomery County on June 30, 2022, was officially rescinded this afternoon by Commissioner Charlie Hatcher of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

ACE Party Band Downtown @ Sundown July 15

July 11, 2022 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn​. – This Friday, July 15, Downtown @ Sundown will feature ACE Party Band! Beginning at 7 p.m., ACE Party Band will show off their considerable musical range and take the stage! ACE Party Band has a sound for everyone with a versatile track list that includes anything from Michael Jackson to Lizzo to Chris Stapleton. With rave reviews throughout the southeast, Clarksville will have an incredible night of fun with ACE Party Band!

Local food trucks will also be set up before and during the shows. Burgasm, Firelime Offshore Grill, Heather’s Homemade Icecream, Johnny & June’s Italian Ice and TN Kettle Corn 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.