Peers recognize her lobbying efforts
Clarksville, TN – Ashlie Farmer, storm water coordinator with the City of Clarksville Street Department, has received the Person of the Year Award from the Tennessee Stormwater Association.
Farmer earned the commendation for the time and dedication she devoted to the association in 2016.As a member of the association’s board, Farmer spent many hours lobbying state lawmakers about storm water legislation and spoke at a Tennessee House committee meeting.
“This is a wonderful honor for Ashlie, and well deserved,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said. “She is a real asset to City of Clarksville and I appreciate her skills and dedication.”
As storm water coordinator, Farmer manages the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, which is part of the federal Clean Water Act enforced by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
The permit is the regulatory tool used to manage storm water runoff and minimize water pollution. It covers residential, commercial and industrial construction activities, and business operations within Clarksville.
Farmer earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology at Austin Peay State University, and previously worked as an environmental specialist with the state Division of Water Resources and at Resolution Inc., an environmental consulting firm. She is a member of the Clarksville Montgomery County Sustainability Committee and is active with the Clarksville Tree Board.