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Marsha Blackburn, Josh Hawley: Sister-City Partnerships May Be China’s Newest Political Weapon

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Yesterday, Wednesday, October 8th, 2020, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) urged the U.S. Conference of Mayors to reevaluate the 157 sister-city partnerships between U.S. and Chinese communities, which ostensibly promote cultural exchange and economic development.

“The recent actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), however, suggest that sister-city partnerships may be China’s newest political weapon,” the Senators wrote. “Clearly, the CCP hides behind the veil of soft diplomacy and mutual benefit until their foreign partners exhibit ideological nonconformity… Sister-city partnerships may leave American communities vulnerable to Chinese espionage and economic coercion. With that, we urge you to heed the CCP’s strategic intentions and attempts to exploit our freedoms at the Federal and local levels.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville Group continues work on Suicide Prevention

 

Clarksville Group joins ‘National Strategy’ to help Soldiers, Veterans, Families

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, 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.

Donald Harris, SAMHSA project associate, leads a group discussion at Clarksville City Hall last week  as part of the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The group is working to establish a suicide prevention strategic plan for Clarksville.

Donald Harris, SAMHSA project associate, leads a group discussion at Clarksville City Hall last week as part of the Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The group is working to establish a suicide prevention strategic plan for Clarksville.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan supports voter registration efforts

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan attended a student voter registration event at Austin Peay State University on Tuesday and thanked the sponsors for their work, which will continue at similar events planned for Friday and Saturday.

Clarksville Indivisible and student groups will conduct a voter registration drive from 10:00am to 2:00pm Friday, September 28th, 2018 in the University Center on campus Friday.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan's Proclamation urges citizens to register, exercise right.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s Proclamation urges citizens to register, exercise right.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan hosts “Play Ball”

 

City of Clarksville teams up with Major League Baseball, Conference of Mayors

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan hosted more than 100 Clarksville youths in the Mayor’s Play Ball program June 22nd, 2018 at Heritage Park as part of her continued support of “Play Ball Summer,” a U.S. Conference of Mayors initiative that promotes baseball and softball as great pathway to an active and healthy lifestyle.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan explains how to confidently swing a bat to a participant during the Mayor’s Play Ball event June 22nd at Heritage Park. The Mayor's Play Ball event offered kids ages 5-18 the chance to hit several balls at Heritage Park’s baseball and softball fields.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan explains how to confidently swing a bat to a participant during the Mayor’s Play Ball event June 22nd at Heritage Park. The Mayor’s Play Ball event offered kids ages 5-18 the chance to hit several balls at Heritage Park’s baseball and softball fields.

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City of Clarksville wins 2018 City Livability Award

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville has earned recognition in the 2018 City Livability Awards Program during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 86th Annual Meeting in Boston,MA.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and the City received an award Saturday for its Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Education and Employment Initiative, which assists soldiers separating from service early because of illness or injury with education and training to help them find jobs as they transition into civilian life.

Susan Moulton, left, with Waste Management Inc., presented a City Livability Award to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Chief of Staff Heather Fleming during the U.S.Conference of Mayors annual conference Saturday.

Susan Moulton, left, with Waste Management Inc., presented a City Livability Award to Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Chief of Staff Heather Fleming during the U.S.Conference of Mayors annual conference Saturday.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan urges Clarksville to “Play Ball”

 

City teams up with Major League Baseball, Conference of Mayors

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will host Clarksville youth in the Mayor’s Play Ball program June 22nd, 2018 at Heritage Park as part of her continued support of “Play Ball Summer,” a U.S. Conference of Mayors initiative that promotes baseball and softball as great pathway to an active and healthy lifestyle.

The Mayor’s Play Ball event will give youngsters ages 5-18 the chance to hit and run the bases at Heritage Park’s baseball and softball fields.

On Major League Baseball’s Opening Day Thursday, Mayor Kim McMillan urged citizens to enjoy the start of another baseball season. “The Red Sox are one of my favorite teams, so I'm wearing a Boston cap, “ McMillan said.  “Join me and wear your favorite cap for the start of the season.”

On Major League Baseball’s Opening Day Thursday, Mayor Kim McMillan urged citizens to enjoy the start of another baseball season. “The Red Sox are one of my favorite teams, so I’m wearing a Boston cap, “ McMillan said. “Join me and wear your favorite cap for the start of the season.”

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan shares award with Businesses, Staff

 

Clarksville Mayor highlights Partner America resources

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan accepted the Partner America Small Business Advocate Award on behalf of “all the City’s small businesses and all the City departments that make good things happen for Clarksville’s citizens and businesses.”

The United States Conference of Mayors and the Partner America Program presented McMillan the award at a reception Wednesday at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in recognition of her dedication to Clarksville’s small business community.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan accepts the Partner America Small Business Advocate Award from Jeff Bean, Managing Director at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on Wednesday. McMillan said she accepted it on behalf of the local businesses and City departments who made it possible.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan accepts the Partner America Small Business Advocate Award from Jeff Bean, Managing Director at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on Wednesday. McMillan said she accepted it on behalf of the local businesses and City departments who made it possible.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joins efforts to combat hate, extremism

 

250 Mayors sign ‘Compact’ to promote tolerance, inclusion

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has joined with more than 250 mayors from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Anti-Defamation League on Friday to launch an initiative to fight discrimination and injustice and promote tolerance and inclusion.

The Mayors Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry calls for mayors to “use the bully pulpit to speak out against racism, extremism, xenophobia, white supremacy and all forms of bigotry.”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joins Mayors delegation in Washington D.C.

 

City leaders urge Senators to seek real solutions

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was part of a select delegation of U.S Conference of Mayors leaders who visited Washington this week to discuss a way forward on key national topics with local implications, including healthcare, infrastructure and tax reform.

The mayors, representing cities across America, emphasized bipartisanship and stressed to lawmakers that policies emerging from Congress should put people first and hopefully will include consultation with mayors and governors.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors met with Tennessee's U.S. Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander on Wedesday in Washington, D.C.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors met with Tennessee’s U.S. Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander on Wedesday in Washington, D.C.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan urges Congress to protect Block Grants

 

President Donald Trump’s budget would slash federal money returned to cities

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joined with other municipal leaders across America Friday to oppose the Trump Administration’s proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which has had a large positive impact in the City of Clarksville.

“CDBG grants help real people, and help make our communities great,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said Friday. “Community Development Block Grants are the only federal funding source that gives city leaders discretion in how the money is spent.”

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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