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    Richard Garrett

    City Councilman Richard "Reason" Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.


    Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.

    For more information on Richard visit www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email richard@reason4clarksville.com

    Web Site: http://leaporg.net/
    Email: reason@leaporg.net



Richard Garrett's Articles:

    Beachaven Winery hosts Jazz on the Lawn Benefit for LEAP

     

    LEAP OrganizationThe Joe Padula Show on 1400am WJZMClarksville, TN – On Sunday, August 16th Beachaven Winery concert series ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ featured music by the Back Road Brigade sponsored by the Joe Padula Show on 1400 WJZM to benefit the LEAP Organization.

    ​”I was impressed with the attendance for our first event of this magnitude. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and it provided an opportunity for board members to interact with staff and volunteers” commented County Commissioner Jason Hodges who serves on the LEAP Board and spearheaded the event. ​

    Beachaven Winery Benefit for LEAP Organization sponsored by the Joe Padula Show on 1400 WJZM.

    Beachaven Winery Benefit for LEAP Organization sponsored by the Joe Padula Show on 1400 WJZM.

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    LEAP Announces 5K Run/Walk for Wellness and Scholarships

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization will be conducting its 5K Run/Walk for Wellness and Scholarship fundraiser on Saturday, September 19th, 2015. This event will raise money for the 6th Annual 7 Points Scholarship Essay contest that is available to high school seniors enrolled in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) or Fort Campbell High Schools.

    The race will start and finish near the Beachaven Winery located at 1100 Dunlap Lane. Registration starts at 8:30am and the race to begin at 9:30am rain or shine. The tax-deductive registration fee is $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for teens, and $5.00 for the kids 1 mile inflatable run.

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    Jazz on the Lawn hosts Toast to Youth Development benefit for LEAP

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Sunday, August 16th Beachaven Winery concert series ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ will feature music by the Back Road Brigade sponsored by the Joe Padula Show on 1400 WJZM. The music starts at 1:00pm and goes until 4:00pm.

    The theme for this event is Toasting to Youth Development with 10% of proceeds from wine sells being donated to the LEAP Organization.

    LEAP is a 501c3 nonprofit youth development organization that instills positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth.

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    Community Rallies Together to Bring Awareness to Foster Care at Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day

     

    Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family DayClarksville, TN – The sixth annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day celebration was recently held at the LEAP plaza. Despite inclement weather about 450 members of the Clarksville Community gathered together to learn about foster care and learning what it takes to become a foster parent.

    Hosted by the Department of Children Services, Centerstone, Health Connect, Clarksville Family Therapy, OmiVisions, Youth Villages, Mental Health Cooperative, and the LEAP Organization, the goal of this event was to create greater awareness of children in need who remain in state custody and want to become members of foster families.

    Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day

    Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day

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    50 Magnificent Men Book Release and Signing to be held at Clarksville’s Wilma Rudolph Event Center

     

    Book SigningClarksville, TN – The 50 Magnificent Men Book Release and Signing Event is one moment in time to be held in Clarksville, TN, Sunday, May 31st from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, Clarksville,TN.

    The book Magnificent Men compiled by author and visionary Treva R. Gordon, of Clarksville, TN combines 50 stories from men who have each authored their very own chapter to share inside the book Magnificent Men, and each share their personal stories of inspiration and faith.

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    Clarksville’s LEAP Organization recognizes Community Leaders for their Service

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – LEAP Organization was pleased to recognize Pastor Steve Estep, Yolanda Stewart, and Angela Hopkins for their distinguished service as board members. They have successfully guided the organization in its mission to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills development in youth during their time of service.

    Pastor Steve Estep served as Vice President from 2010 to 2013. One of Pastor Estep’s biggest contributions to LEAP was when he graciously opened the doors of Grace Church of the Nazarene to allow LEAP to operate the youth development programs until LEAP acquired the current facility. His church was very welcoming and supportive of LEAP’S endeavors.

    LEAP Organization recognized (L to R) Angela Hopkins, Pastor Steve Estep, and Yolanda Stewart for service as board members.

    LEAP Organization recognized (L to R) Angela Hopkins, Pastor Steve Estep, and Yolanda Stewart for service as board members.

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    Clarksville’s LEAP Organization’s Website Hacked

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On March 20th, 2015, a hacker defaced the LEAP Organization’s website (www.leaporg.net) resulting in its hosting company deactivating it for up to a week while all malware is removed. This couldn’t come at a worse time for the organization who is currently in a online building fund campaign.

    The morning of the cyber attack, LEAP published an update on various social media outlets that Dave Davidson, the owner of the building reduced the sales price and the Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union provided favorable financing terms that reduced the down payment from $633,277 to $360,000. The organization has already raised $38,743 reducing the down payment to $321,257.

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    Sexual Assault Victim Speaks Out

     

    SHARP - Sexual harrassment assault response and preventionFort Campbell, KY – On July 2nd, 2014 in the barracks off Tennessee Avenue, Clarksville resident Dorlisha White was sexually assaulted and raped by an active duty soldier.

    The Clarksville Police Department and District Attorney advised Dorlisha that they did not have jurisdiction on Fort Campbell and could not help. CID performed the initial investigation.

    Dorlisha White

    Dorlisha White

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    Sidney Brown motivates youth and receives contribution for scholarship endowment from LEAP

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, CSM(R) Sidney Brown was presented a $500.00 check by City Councilman Richard Garrett on behalf of the LEAP Organization to support the APSU CSM(R) Sidney Brown Scholarship Endowment which benefits active duty military, veteran students, their spouses and children, and APSU ROTC cadets.

    After receiving the donation, CSM(R) Brown delivered a message to youth enrolled in the LEAP youth development program encouraging them to pursue higher learning opportunities at collegiate institutions to aid them in reaching their goals.

    City Councilman Richard Garrett presents Sidney Brown with a check for $500.00.

    City Councilman Richard Garrett presents Sidney Brown with a check for $500.00.

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    Clarksville’s LEAP Organization Celebrates Youth Development Day

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Saturday, January 31st, 2015 marked the 2nd Annual LEAP Gala Celebrating Youth Development at the Emmanuel Family Life Center. Clarksville  Mayor Kim McMillan issued a proclamation with was delivered by City Councilwoman Wanda Smith designating January 31st Youth Development Day and urging those is the Clarksville community to take time on this day to acknowledge the work of the LEAP Organization in making a positive impact on youth in our community.

    The Gala opened with a string musical ensemble by the Brio Strings as guests were greeted, seated, and served by youth and mentors. Other entertainment included performances by West Creek High School Step Team, the Distinguished Steppers Unlimited, Mercedes Johnson singing “Confidence” by Tasha Cobb, and a Youth Fashion Show organized by Sharon Edwards featuring fashions from local designers ELO.

    Brio Strings Ensemble played at the 2nd Annual LEAP Gala Celebrating Youth Development at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.

    Brio Strings Ensemble played at the 2nd Annual LEAP Gala Celebrating Youth Development at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.

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