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Montgomery County Family Movie Nights Kick-off This Weekend

May 10, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Parks and Recreation is proud to present the 2023 season of Montgomery County Family Movie Nights, which runs from May through September. The first of eight in the Family Movie Nights series kicks off this Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. with Toy Story 4 at Richellen Park. 

“We are doing things differently this year by hosting Family Movie Nights at three different County park locations throughout the season: Downtown Commons, RichEllen Park, and Rotary Park. This makes it more convenient for people who live in other areas of our County and allows people to visit some of our fabulous parks they may not be familiar with,” said Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Director Sally Burchett.

All movies are expected to begin at 7:30 p.m. People can watch their favorite family movies, enjoy a meal or snacks from a food truck, and have some outdoor fun! Montgomery County Family Movie Nights are sponsored by: Altra Federal Credit Union and The Barnes Group - Real Estate Sales, Consulting, and Investing.

Below is our movie schedule and locations for 2023: 

May 13: Toy Story 4: RichEllen Park, Banquet Hall

May 20: Frozen 2: Downtown Commons

June 10: Moana: RichEllen Park, Banquet Hall

June 24: Sing 2: Downtown Commons

July 8: E.T.: Rotary Park

July 15: How To Train Your Dragon 2: Downtown Commons

August 12: Luca: Downtown Commons

September 23: Encanto: Downtown Commons



Driver License Kiosk will be Removed from Election Commission Location

May 09, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN – The driver’s license kiosk at the Montgomery County Election Commission in Veterans Plaza will soon be removed since our County now boasts three staffed locations to assist drivers’ service needs. 

DMV services, including the Real ID and driver license renewals, are available at the Driver’s License Center on West Dunbar Cave Road and City Hall, located at One Public Square. Thanks to the City of Clarksville, residents are fortunate to have a second customer convenience location in the City’s North Clarksville Service Center at 111 Cunningham Lane. Our County is also slated to soon expand to a second full-service Driver’s Services Center. 

Elizabeth Black, Administrator of Election, states, “When the self-service kiosk was installed at the Election Commission over 10 years ago, it served as the first satellite driver’s service option, so it was of great benefit to our citizens. However, as our County has expanded the convenience options for citizens to handle their drivers’ services needs, the use of the kiosk has dramatically decreased. We appreciate the State of Tennessee allowing us to house it so many years and are thrilled that the City of Clarksville can offer two staffed locations for customer assistance.” 

The newest locations are staffed by City employees trained in DMV services, except for taking driving tests, which are only done at the Dunbar Cave Road site.

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County Mayor Appoints Chris Proctor as Next EMS Director

May 05, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden has appointed Chris Proctor as the new director of Clarksville-Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He will replace Chief William Webb, who retires on May 12.

Proctor is a seasoned medical professional with 27 years of experience with Montgomery County EMS serving most recently as the Assistant Chief of Operations, a position he has worked in since 2012. He worked his way up through the ranks serving as AEMT, EMT, and Shift Lieutenant.

"Chris is a natural fit for this position. He is one of the best and has worked under the direction of some of the best healthcare professionals in the field. I'm confident Chris will give his very best to care for the people of this community and his team," said Mayor Golden.

Chief Proctor earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Austin Peay State University, his Associates Degree in Applied Science Nursing from Hopkinsville Community College, and his TN EMS Certification: AEMT from Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN. He is licensed and certified with the following credentials TN AEMT License, TN Registered Nurse License, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

"Chris has a strong work ethic and tons of experience. I look forward to working with Chief Proctor through EMS challenges and community growth," stated Emergency Services Director Chief Jimmie Edwards. 

"I'm humbled and grateful for Mayor Golden's and Chief Edwards' support in the promotion to Chief of EMS. I want to thank Chief Webb for his leadership and dedication to our department and wish him the best as he enjoys retirement. I intend to work diligently alongside our department's exceptional men and women to carry on the mission of providing outstanding Emergency Medical Services to our community," stated Proctor.

Montgomery County EMS is the sole emergency ambulance provider for Clarksville, Montgomery County residents. For information about the services they provide, visit or call 931-920-1800.


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Library Board Appoints Christina Riedel as New Library Director

May 01, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN – With support from Montgomery County Mayor Wes Golden, the Library Board of Trustees has appointed Christina Riedel as the new director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library.

Riedel brings a wealth of experience with a 22-year career in library systems. Most recently, she served as interim director since the retirement of former Library Director Martha Hendricks in June 2022 and as Assistant Director since 2016, when she was recruited for the position.

“From the day I met Christina, I knew our library was in good hands under her leadership. Her enthusiasm about our library, future branch in north Clarksville, and the community is contagious. I believe she will work to make our library system the best it can be,” said Mayor Golden.

“Christina has proven her commitment to the board, the library team, and the community. We appreciate her extraordinary service as the interim director and look forward to great things ahead for our library system. We went through the process of posting and interviewing for the position and came to the unanimous conclusion that Christina was the best fit,” stated Board of Trustees Chairman Dottie Mann. 

Before working for Montgomery County, Riedel served as the Branch Supervisor for the Downtown Public Library Branch in Cedar Rapids, IA, after several promotions from 2007 to 2016. From 2000 to 2007, she served as a library associate at Ottumwa, IA Public Library. She also has experience in radio and advertising. Riedel earned a Bachelor of Arts from Buena Vista University in Ottumwa, IA, in 2004. 

In 2009 Riedel was awarded Librarian of the Year from Library Journal with Team Cedar Rapids for her work after a devastating flood damaged their library and the community. The CRPL management team was recognized for their work and determination to provide uninterrupted service to their community. 

“I appreciate the opportunity and am honored to serve Clarksville, Montgomery County residents and the talented, hard-working team of professionals at our public library. Montgomery County became home to me and my daughter in 2016, and I cannot imagine serving any other community! My team and I have a lot of work ahead, but we are up for the challenge,” stated Riedel.

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Board of Trustees oversees the operations of the public library, and has the responsibility to select and hire the Library Director. Funding for the library and staff is primarily paid for through Montgomery County Government.

For information about the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, visit or call 931-648-8826.

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Matt Stell & Dalton Dover Downtown @ Sundown May 5

May 01, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

This Friday, May 5, Downtown @ Sundown is returning for the sixth year with Matt Stell and special guest Dalton Dover beginning at 7:00 pm! Matt Stell is an American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His song ‘Prayed for You’ and ‘Everywhere But On’ landed him in the top 10 of Billboard’s Country Airplay charts in 2019 and 2020. Special guest and opener, Dalton Dover appeared on season 16 of ‘The Voice’ and most recently had his Grand Ole Opry Debut in December of 2022. Dover’s top songs include ‘Baby I Am’ ‘You Got a Small Town’ and ‘Giving Up On That.’ 

Local food trucks will also be set up before and during the shows. Burgasm, Heather’s Homemade Ice Cream, Kadi’s Tacos and More, and Johnny & June’s Italian Ice are all expected to be on site. Beer and other beverages will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting, United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region, Clarksville Ajax Turner 50+ Center.

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 the title sponsored by TriStar Beverage and F&M Bank 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.