VIP Clarksville Magazine | February 2019

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Mayor Joe Pitts Oath of Office Ceremony Story + Photography by Tony Centonze Clarksville's newly elected Mayor, Joe Pitts, was sworn in by Gen. Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Tim Barnes at a ceremony inside the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on January 2, 2019. After taking his oath, Mayor Pitts then had the honor of swearing in three new City Council members - Stacey Streetman, Ward 10; Travis Holleman, Ward 7; and Vondell Richmond, Ward 2. Rob Rayburn of the City of Clarksville estimates that a crowd of more than 600 came out to the event to see Mayor Pitts officially begin his term as Mayor of Clarksville. The parking lot was overflowing and some groups were bused in for the event. Ward 5 City Councilman, David Allen was named Mayor Pro-tem at the ceremony. Cynthia & Mayor Joe Pitts

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Mayor Pitts spent several minutes recognizing his friends and supporters Judge Tim Barnes in the audience, whom he thanked for their support throughout the process. He then assured the audience that his actual speech would be a much shorter endeavor, and it was. Mayor Pitts promised, new and improved relations with the Montgomery County Commission, continued support for Fort Campbell and our military residents, and a Mayor who will not only lead, but listen.

Lt. General (Ret.) Ronald Bailey, & Brig. General (Ret.) Scott Brower

Sherry Pickering & Catherine Fearn Anthony & Julia Daley, Vodell Richmond & Valerie Guzman

David Smith & Bill Harpel

Horace Murphy Jr. & Jimmie Garland

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Juanita Charles & Melinda Kelly-Major

Sheriff John Fuson & Steve Batten