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Tennessee Association of Property Tax Professionals held in Murfreesboro

September 08, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Last Edited: September 08, 2023 @ 4:22 pm

County Trustee Kimberly Wiggins Completes Service as President

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Montgomery County Trustee Kimberly Wiggins recently attended the Tennessee Association of Property Tax Professionals (TAPTP) conference at the Lane Agri-Park Community Center in Murfreesboro. The TAPTP is a statewide organization for those who work through the delinquent tax chain from assessment to sale with the goal to enhance the collection of property taxes in all counties and municipalities across the state. The members consist of attorneys specializing in delinquent property taxes, county trustees, municipal revenue officers, state officials, county clerks, clerk & masters, property assessors, and support staff for the individuals and officers.

“Education is key when it comes to our roles, responsibilities, and sworn oaths of office,” said Trustee Kimberly Wiggins. “It has been my honor to serve as president of this esteemed organization which is comprised of some of the most diligent and caring professionals that I have had the pleasure to work alongside in our state. Congratulations to Attorney Greg Gallagher of Shelby County on taking the helm as the new TAPTP president,” added Kimberly Wiggins, outgoing president, now immediate past president. 

For information about TAPTP, visit

Photo of 2023-2024 Board Members include: 

Doug Gordon-Knox County Tax Attorney, Director

Gina Smith-Tipton County Clerk & Master, Vice President

Tim- Shelby County Tax Attorney, Secretary 

Kimberly Wiggins-Montgomery County Trustee, Immediate Past President

Greg Gallagher-Shelby County Tax Attorney, President

Erica Gilmore-Metro Nashville-Davidson County Trustee, President-Elect

Rob Whitfield-Henry County Tax Attorney, Director

Not pictured: Robin Benton, Knox County Trustee’s Office, Tax Sale Coordinator, Treasurer


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Community Celebrates Newest Neighborhood Park

September 07, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Parks and Recreation hosted a ribbon cutting on September 5 to celebrate the opening of Brigham Park, located at 1015 Daniel Street. Brigham Park is the newest and second county neighborhood pocket park. It currently includes a walking path, a basketball court, a storybook trail, and a large pavilion.

Rashidah Leverett, District 5 County Commissioner, proposed the idea of the neighborhood park in 2021.

County Mayor Wes Golden kicked off the celebration by thanking the Montgomery County Parks & Recreation Department for their involvement in the project, as well as County Engineer Hunter Staggs for the design and his collaboration with C&C Contracting on the project. He also shared his appreciation to Commissioner Leverett for bringing Brigham Park's vision forward.

Likewise, Commissioner Leverett thanked Parks and Recreation Director Sally Burchett and her staff, the engineering team, the County Commissioners, County Mayor Wes Golden, former County Mayor Jim Durrett, and previous Parks Director Jerry Albert for their support.

“The Brigham Family has played a significant role in this part of our community, so it was important to recognize them with a park named in their honor. They have provided youth activities and rides to Bible camps and classes for the young people in the community for decades. They blessed my son growing up and I know they did the same for many others,” shared Leverett.

Burchett shared her excitement about this project and the things still to come; like covered swings, several games, and exercise instructions added to the concrete pads.

“We are thrilled with how the park turned out and hope it will serve as a place of joy and activity for community members,” Burchett said.

Pastor James Brigham shared, “I just can’t believe this. I did not see this park happening but here we are. This is a loving city and county and I thank everyone who was part of this project. My wife and I will be out here enjoying one of those covered swings.”

Mayor Golden suggested a prayer over the park, led by Jamie Brigham, the son of Pastor James and Minnie Brigham.

Brigham Park is the tenth developed property owned and operated by Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. For information on all county-owned parks and facilities, visit

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Montgomery County Government Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

August 29, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Montgomery County Government offices will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day Federal Holiday. County offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 5 during normal operating hours. Additionally, the informal County Commission meeting, normally held on the first Monday of the month, will be held on Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m.

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Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Closed Due to Water Outage

August 28, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – Montgomery County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) will be closed to the public today due to a water main that ruptured on Riverside Drive and Spring Street near the shelter. MCACC has been without water service since early this morning. The estimated time of restoration is unknown. The plan is to reopen to the public on Tuesday, August 29 at 10 a.m. If the water is not working by tomorrow morning, an update will be shared.

For information about adoptable pets and volunteer opportunities available at the shelter, visit

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Veterans Treatment Court Going Strong in Montgomery County

August 23, 2023 - MoCo Gov.

 MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. – On August 22, in its 11th year and second Phase V Ceremony of 2023, Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court continues to be an impactful program in the lives of active duty military and veterans. Fifteen veterans and active-duty soldiers celebrated the completion of the Phase V Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Program in a room full of family, friends, and supporters including the VTC Team, VTC mentors, and VTC participants in the earlier phases of the program.  

During the ceremony, each participant shared stories about their experience with VTC and regularly addressed and encouraged the participants currently in the program. Though they varied in age, appearance, and military status, those who completed today’s Phase V Ceremony all said they used alcohol to mask a variety of emotions and trauma.

One active duty soldier expressed gratitude for Fort Campbell's support and encouragement of the program. A young man, who read Psalm 23, described how alcohol imprisoned him in hellish depression, but that his relationship with God now provided everything he needed. According to another man, he had been living in a constant haze for years, describing how alcohol made nothing better, but only worse. A female veteran explained how drinking became a normal method of drowning sorrows and triggers. Being sober and clean with trauma can be done emphasized a male veteran who explained that life without alcohol was a new beginning. A second female veteran stated that the DUI experience was the most humiliating and humbling moment of her life but also saved her from alcohol, saying it was a turning point after hitting rock bottom. Another veteran who described his traumatic childhood shared how grateful he was that he did not hurt anyone from his DUI. Regardless of the speaker, there was a connection between their stories of overcoming alcohol and their gratitude for everyone involved in the VTC program.

Judge Kenneth Goble, who brought the program to Montgomery County and serves as the VTC judge said, “It takes a lot to lay your heart out on the line like this. I am proud of them. I’d also like to thank all of the attorneys who bring people to VTC because they realize it’s the best opportunity for their clients.”

Director of the Veterans Treatment Court Edward Moss added, “You are all special and important. Think about all the good you are going to do in life.” 

Moss recognized Clarksville Police Chief David Crockarell, County Sheriff John Fuson, and the VTC volunteer mentors for their continued support. 

The following 15 participants were recognized at the ceremony: Francesca Applewhite, Robert Avery, Shedrick Bables, Diana Baer, Gerald Black, Justice Bowyer, Luke Chowning, Hunter Crum, jii Espinosa, David Garcia, Daniel Haley, Timothy Hamric, Katy Hartsgrove, Kayla Marmolejo, and Jessica Roberts.

The Montgomery County VTC serves those who willingly sacrificed for our country and find themselves involved in the criminal justice system by providing needed treatment and services under judicial supervision to restore veterans to their positive status within our community. Info on the Montgomery County VTC Program can be found at


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