CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A City Council ad-hoc committee wants to hear from citizens about issues and priorities the City and County should recommend to local members of the Tennessee General Assembly.
Ward 12 Councilman Jeff Burkhart chairs the committee, which includes Ward 3 Councilman Ron Erb and Ward 10 Councilwoman Stacey Streetman. The committee will seek input from City Council members, Department Heads and the public on recommended local issues and priorities for the Legislature.
Here is contact information for each committee member:
Mayor Joe Pitts formed the committee in March to work on a joint City-County legislative agenda to present to local state lawmakers. The City committee is modeled on the structure Montgomery County government has used successfully for several years to identify topics the County Commission wants local legislators to carry forward at the Statehouse.
The Montgomery County Legislative Liaison Committee also has begun its work and invites employees, community organizations, and county residents to submit legislative items for consideration. Submissions should be emailed to Michelle Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to 1 Millennium Plaza, Clarksville, TN 37040 by Monday, June 24.
The City and County committees will do their research and deliberation this summer and the local governments will present their joint priorities to the state delegation in the fall before the start of the General Assembly in January 2020.
The state delegation that represents all or part of Clarksville-Montgomery County includes District 68 Rep. Curtis Johnson; District 68 Rep. Jason Hodges; District 74 Rep. Jay Reedy; and District 22 Sen. Bill Powers.