Topic: Joe Pitts
Mayor of Clarksville
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.”
Clarksville, 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 leader completing 33-year career with Police Department
Clarksville, 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, 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.
Clarksville, 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.”
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department director Jennifer Letourneau elected to Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association board
State group supports excellence in Parks and Recreation
Clarksville, 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.
Busy 12 months yielded better intergovernmental relations, smoother budgeting, and several new departmental leaders
Clarksville, 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.
Crossing guards message: “Slow down, get off the phone, pay attention”
Clarksville, 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.
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