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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council awards Arts, Heritage Lifetime Achievement Awards

 

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – Four Clarksvillians were recently honored by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council for their achievements in art and in preserving our heritage.

Cindy Marsh, professor emerita of art at Austin Peay State University, and graphic designer Mike Fink received the Lifetime Achievement in Art award, and local historians Rosalind Kurita and Carolyn Stier Ferrell received the Lifetime Achievement in Heritage award.

Mike Fink and Cindy Marsh

Mike Fink and Cindy Marsh

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Poplar Hill Subdivision first to be recognized by Healthier Montgomery

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Poplar Hill Subdivision is the first in Montgomery County to be designated a Healthier Montgomery Neighborhood. The subdivision is located off Highway 41, near East Montgomery Elementary School.

Residents had to complete the following five activities to earn the designation: Bring it Home by bringing healthy habits to your family; Keep it Clean by organizing a neighborhood clean-up; Study Up learning online or in a class; Sweat it Out by organizing a neighborhood exercise activity and Veg Out by eating fruits and vegetables.

(L to R) Patti Hill, Jeff Truitt, Shell Kuhn, Joey Smith, Irene Steele, Barry Steele, Janelle Fossen, Heather Sugg, Phillip Sugg, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett. (Shasta Meza)

(L to R) Patti Hill, Jeff Truitt, Shell Kuhn, Joey Smith, Irene Steele, Barry Steele, Janelle Fossen, Heather Sugg, Phillip Sugg, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett. (Shasta Meza)

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Montgomery County to Hold Emergency Inoculation Point of Dispensing Exercise

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department, in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Health, will conduct a full-scale Point of Dispensing (POD) Exercise on Tuesday, September 26th at Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church, 1470 Golf Club Lane.

Health officials will inoculate Montgomery County employees and dependents who wish to receive this year’s flu vaccine for the exercise.

Full-scale Point of Dispensing (POD) Exercise to be held on Tuesday, September 26th.

Full-scale Point of Dispensing (POD) Exercise to be held on Tuesday, September 26th.

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Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith selected to National Board

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County is pleased to announce the election of Joey Smith, Public Health Director of the Montgomery County Health Department, as a board member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCO).

Elected by their peers, NACCHO is governed by a 27-member Board of Directors, who serve two-year terms, and is comprised of health officials from around the country. In May of this year, there were 10 open seats and health officials from nearly 3,000 counties across the United States voted for who they wanted to serve.

(L to R) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Montgomery County Health Director Joey Smith and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

(L to R) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Montgomery County Health Director Joey Smith and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

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Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and Montgomery County Health Department receive grant for breast health

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Five years ago, Dr. Patty Orr, Austin Peay State University professor of nursing, and Joey Smith, director of the Montgomery County Health Department, made an unsettling discovery.

After looking into incidents of breast cancer in this area, they discovered that the mortality rate was disproportionately higher among women from traditionally under served populations.

Dr. Nancy Orr with the Susan G. Komen Foundation presents a check to Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith for beast health. (APSU)

Dr. Nancy Orr with the Susan G. Komen Foundation presents a check to Montgomery County Health Department Director Joey Smith for beast health. (APSU)

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Healthier Montgomery Hits the Streets

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department has started a movement called Healthier Montgomery to become one of the top ten healthiest counties in the State County Health Rankings and Roadmaps.

This public health movement, designed by Joey Smith, Public Health County Director, is designed to improve residents’ health by taking the best ideas and providing a roadmap that turns those ideas into actions at the street and neighborhood level.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan gives “State of the City” address at Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast

 

Annual Speech lists Goals and Achievements

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan delivered her annual “Clarksville: State of the City” address to a group of about 200 civic leaders who gathered Tuesday morning for the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast.

Highlights included a recap of the City’s major accomplishments in 2016 and a preview of Mayor McMillan’s goals and aspirations for the City in 2017.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Montgomery County Health Department earns Commitment Award from Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeNashville, TN – Montgomery County Health Department has earned the Commitment Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee recognition program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

TNCPE is Tennessee’s only statewide quality program and is patterned on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the national standard for recognizing role model performance through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership.

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Clarksville designated a Healthier Tennessee Community

 

City leads Community wide effort to improve Health, Fitness

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN –  Clarksville has earned the designation as a Healthier Tennessee Community for strong collaborative work to improve the health of local citizens.

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness makes the designation through its Healthier Tennessee Communities initiative, which drives better health by engaging local leaders and citizens to support physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence.

Members of the Mayor’s Fitness Council worked Friday to place HealthyClarksville.com stickers on 3,000 oranges that were distributed from the City of Clarksville’s float during the Clarksville Christmas Parade. Healthy Clarksville is an arm of the Fitness Council which helped Clarksville earn designation as a “Healthier TN Community.”

Members of the Mayor’s Fitness Council worked Friday to place HealthyClarksville.com stickers on 3,000 oranges that were distributed from the City of Clarksville’s float during the Clarksville Christmas Parade. Healthy Clarksville is an arm of the Fitness Council which helped Clarksville earn designation as a “Healthier TN Community.”

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Clarksville Transit System unveils bus wrapped in anti-smoking messages

 

City of Clarksville, Montgomery County Health Department collaborate on Teen Anti-Tobacco Program

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Officials from the City of Clarksville, Clarksville Transit Service and the Montgomery County Health Department joined together at City Hall on Monday to unveil a CTS bus wrapped in several huge anti-smoking messages.

The “rolling billboard” offers slogans and graphics of athletes that are targeted at teen-agers, and make the case that tobacco use is a losing game.

Mayor Kim McMillan, CTS Director Arthur Bing Sr., MCHD Director Joey Smith and members of the MCHD Heath Education Team join in the unveiling of a CTS bus newly wrapped in anti-smoking messages. Funding for the effort comes from the Tennessee Health Department’s allocation of money from a tobacco lawsuit settlement.

Mayor Kim McMillan, CTS Director Arthur Bing Sr., MCHD Director Joey Smith and members of the MCHD Heath Education Team join in the unveiling of a CTS bus newly wrapped in anti-smoking messages. Funding for the effort comes from the Tennessee Health Department’s allocation of money from a tobacco lawsuit settlement.

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