Public & Community Affairs
The broad reaching goals of the Public and Community Affairs committee include education initiatives such as:
- Partners In Education
- The Imagination Library program partnership
- Community Clean Up Days
Over 5,000 children in Montgomery County are currently enrolled in the Imagination Library program and the committee works to find ways to fund the program. The Great American Clean Up is held in the spring of each year and member businesses volunteer to help clean up Clarksville.
The committee partners with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System to support education initiatives such as 100% Graduation and the Partners In Education breakfast serving as the connection between businesses and schools. The Chamber partners with the Montgomery County Career Center to host a Career Fair with approximately 3,000 job seekers visiting the 100 exhibiting organizations.
Each year the committee works to craft the Chamber’s legislative agenda and present it to the Montgomery County delegation in Nashville. The delegation participates in committee meetings to discuss community issues to help determine areas of advocacy. Election year political forums provide an opportunity for candidates to answer questions. The committee planned a very successful international visit to China with twenty-five delegates participating and getting acquainted with the ancient yet changing culture in search of connections to our community.