A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR:
As I often say, Clarksville is the biggest small town in America.
We are blessed to live in a city that provides modern age amenities for a comfortable, healthy and productive lifestyle. There are several industries in Clarksville that provide excellent employment opportunities. We have a great public school system as well as a highly ranked four-year private university. Clarksville has an abundance of recreational opportunities - fishing, boating, floating, water skiing, swimming, hiking, biking, camping and hunting. We are also fortunate to have several playgrounds, ball fields, soccer fields, gyms, indoor walking track, walking trails, bike trails, outdoor water park and an indoor pool. There are opportunities for all regardless of age or ability.
I am committed to the belief that to be successful as a community, the residents of the community must be involved. I ask the citizens of Clarksville to join me in improving our neighborhoods, schools and our community as a whole. Together the sky is the limit.
In the last few years alone, we have brought in over $4.5 million in grant funding for projects ranging from our levee to an inclusive playground at Cline Park.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the City and is responsible for the day to day operation of the city. His duties include:
- Preside over Council Meetings
- Vote when his vote is needed to pass any ordinance, bylaw, resolution or motion
- Call the Council into session for a special meeting
- Sign all ordinances, resolutions, and city council minutes
- May veto any ordinance, resolution or order adopted by the council. Council can vote to override veto by two-thirds vote of the total membership and the vote should occur at the next regular meeting.
- Prepare and submit a budget to the city council on or before December 1 of each year
- Submit to the Council within the first 90 days of each year a "State of the City" report
- Keep the governing body advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the city
- Appoint and remove all department heads. Council can override by two-thirds vote of entire members
- Appoint Building Official
- Appoint Airport Commission (with Council approval)
- Appoint Parks Commission (with Council confirmation)
- Appoint at-large member of an A&P Commission (with Council approval)