Topic: Sherry Pickering
Clarksville, TN – Last week, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), housed within the Austin Peay State University (APSU) College of Business, hosted a public COVID-19 Coronavirus webinar.
Montgomery County Veterans Coalition to receive recognition from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie
Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Coalition (MCVC) will be presented with recognition from the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, during the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition’s 3rd Annual United for Veterans Dinner on April 3rd, 2020.
MC Veterans Coalition will receive this recognition for the work the Veterans Coalition has done to create a collaborative veteran community that advocates for positive impact for Veterans and their families, thereby fostering a veteran-friendly community.
Clarksville, TN – A large and diverse group of veterans-support organizations and veterans-oriented businesses will participate in #BeThere Clarksville, a local suicide prevention, summit next week.
#BeThere Clarksville, A Life-Saving Summit for Service Members, Veterans, Families and Our Community, will be from 9:00am to 2:00pm on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.
Clarksville, TN – You can be a part of the homecoming our Vietnam Veterans never received on Thursday, September 19th, 2019.
Beginning at 2:00pm in Hangar 3 on Fort Campbell Army Post, the doors will swing open and our Vietnam Veterans will march in to the sounds of the Army band and cheers they have deserved for more than 40 years.
Clarksville Group joins ‘National Strategy’ to help Soldiers, Veterans, Families
Clarksville, TN – A passionate group of leaders gathered in Clarksville last week to continue building a local strategy to prevent suicide among soldiers, veterans and their families.
The group got started last year in response to a U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Challenge to join with two federal agencies — the Veterans Health Administration and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — to find ways to prevent suicide in military communities.
City of Clarksville Opioid Task Force to merge with Allies For Substance Abuse Prevention of Montgomery County
City of Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – The Mayor’s Opioid Task Force, a group formed last year to to help the City of Clarksville develop a coordinated local response to the opioid crisis, will merge into a larger countywide group, Allies For Substance Abuse Prevention of Montgomery County, or ASAP.
“This is a broad problem that affects our entire community, so we think it’s best to merge forces and create the broadest possible group to battle the opioid crisis and other substance abuse issues,” Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts said.
City of Clarksville
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is forming an Opioid Task Force to help the City develop a coordinated local response to the opioid crisis gripping America.
The Mayor’s Opioid Task Force is charged with advising the Mayor of Clarksville on a coordinated plan to reduce opioid abuse, dependence and overdose in Clarksville and to draft a report of findings and recommendations for action.
Written by Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – Hiring Preferences for Veterans – House Bill 165/Senate Bill 209 (Senator Mark Green, R-Clarksville) passed the Senate and House of Representatives and was sent to the Governor for his signature on March 20th.
To paraphrase an old saying, the second time is the charm, or something like that. House Bill 165 and Senate bill 209 recently passed the House and Senate after the second attempt. The proposal would enable private employers to create hiring preferences for veterans, their spouses, and surviving spouses of deceased veterans without running afoul of provisions in the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibiting hiring discrimination among other areas.
Written by Joe Pitts
Nashville, TN – House Bill 21, sponsored by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) was successful in passing out of the Transportation Sub-Committee. This legislation is known as the Shadow “Shada” Brooke Lowe legislation.
This legislation will allow for families of victims of drunk drivers where the drunk driver was also killed to have a sign erected in their family member’s memory. It is scheduled to be heard in the full Transportation Committee next Tuesday, February 14th.
“When Shada’s mother was notified of its passage, her comment was “Thank the Lord”, Pitts said. The Senate bill, SB 17, is sponsored by Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield.
Montgomery County, TN – Congratulations to Sherry Pickering for being selected as the Montgomery County recipient for the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award.
Sherry Pickering currently serves as the executive director for the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition. In this volunteer role, Sherry spends her time advocating on behalf of local veterans, recruiting new coalition members, writing newsletters, scheduling presentation and classes, researching veteran related issues, promoting events and addressing veteran issues.
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