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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Written by Joe Pitts

Mayor of Clarksville

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – For Monday’s national holiday, as a community, we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We also study the words he spoke decades ago, and how they still speak to us today.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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City of Clarksville Internal Auditor Rodney Wright resigns

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Rodney Wright, City of Clarksville Director of Internal Audit since July 2016, has announced he will resign effective January 31st to accept a job in the financial services industry.

“I’ve been presented with a time-sensitive opportunity to enter a field I’ve always wanted to be a part of,” Wright said. “I’ve decided the time is right for me and for my family to make this move.”

Rodney Wright departing for role with financial services firm

Rodney Wright departing for role with financial services firm

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts presents Quilts of Valor’s Cinde Jones with Certificate of Appreciation

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts presented Cinde Jones, a Sunday school teacher at Hilldale Baptist, with a certificate of appreciation and city coin today for her service and dedication to Quilts of Valor, Quilting in Clarksville.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts presents Cinde Jones with certificate of appreciation for her work with Quilts of Valor, Clarksville.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts presents Cinde Jones with certificate of appreciation for her work with Quilts of Valor, Clarksville.

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Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley set to retire June 30th

 

Clarksville leader completing 33-year career with Police Department

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Chief Alonzo “Al” Ansley, who rose through the ranks of the Clarksville Police Department to earn the City’s “Top Cop” position in 2007, announced he will retire June 30th, 2020.

“I love and am proud of this great department and consider myself honored to serve a community that is so supportive of law enforcement,” Ansley said.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley

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City of Clarksville’s Purchasing Director Camille Thomas elected president of TAPP

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville Purchasing Director Camille Thomas has begun a two-year term as president of the Tennessee Association of Public Purchasing (TAPP).

Thomas was elected, along with a slate of other officers, in October at the association’s Fall Conference in Pigeon Forge.

City of Clarksville’s Purchasing Director Camille Thomas.

City of Clarksville’s Purchasing Director Camille Thomas.

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Warm Souls touches hundreds Christmas Eve

 

Radical Mission Compassionate MinistriesClarksville, TN – Jon Vaughn of Radical Mission Compassionate Ministries stood at the main entrance of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Morgan University Center on Christmas Eve, welcoming hundreds of people who were in need of a little help during the holiday season.

“This is our 12th year of doing this,” Vaughn said. “During the last 11 years we have served a little over 12,000 meals, and given away more than 15,000 toys. We have also provided 350 free haircuts in the four years our volunteers have offered that service.”

Radical Mission Compassionate Ministries held its annual Warm Souls event at APSU's Morgan Center.

Radical Mission Compassionate Ministries held its annual Warm Souls event at APSU’s Morgan Center.

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts Christmas Message

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Our great City got an early Christmas present back in August when Money.com announced that Clarksville had been selected the Best Place to Live in America.

What a significant honor! Money.com is a respected business publication and their Best Place to Live designation is among the oldest and most prestigious of its kind in the “place marketing” and “site selection” pantheon.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department director Jennifer Letourneau elected to Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association board

 

State group supports excellence in Parks and Recreation

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department director Jennifer Letourneau has been elected to the Board of Directors of the state’s leading parks and recreation advocacy and support organization.

Letourneau will serve as the 2020 Administrative Branch Chair for the Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department director Jennifer Letourneau

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department director Jennifer Letourneau

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, Our First Year in Office

 

Busy 12 months yielded better intergovernmental relations, smoother budgeting, and several new departmental leaders

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts’ first year in office has produced dramatic improvements in local intergovernmental cooperation, effective hiring of several new departmental leaders, smooth deliberation and adoption of the 2020-21 Fiscal Year budget, and a strong focus on communicating with citizens.

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Crossing guards visit Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, want Safer School Zones

 

Crossing guards message: “Slow down, get off the phone, pay attention”

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department continues to focus on enforcement of traffic laws in school zones and around school buses.

It only takes a few moments of conversation with school crossing guards to understand the depth of the problem. Three guards — Raphaela Velasquez, Vanna Gibson and Barbie Hemmingsen — recently visited Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts to appeal for help in getting drivers to behave in school zones.

Clarksville Crossing Guards, from left, Vanna Gibson, Raphaela Velasquez and Barbie Hemmingsen recently visited City Hall to appeal for community help in getting drivers to behave in school zones.

Clarksville Crossing Guards, from left, Vanna Gibson, Raphaela Velasquez and Barbie Hemmingsen recently visited City Hall to appeal for community help in getting drivers to behave in school zones.

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