Montgomery County, Tennessee
The 2010 census reported the population at 172,331, making it the fifth largest county in Tennessee. It is also one of four counties included in the TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is named for John Montgomery, a settler who founded the city of Clarksville.
- Main article: Evaluation of Tennessee county websites
- The current budget is published and previous budgets are available for the last three years
- The calendar of meetings, meeting agendas, and minutes are available and archived at least three years
- Names of elected officials, individual email address, individual phone numbers, and a physical address is available
- Names of administrative officials, individual email address individual phone numbers, and a physical address is available
- Permit applications are available for download and zoning ordinances are available
- The current audit is published and previous audits are available for the last three years
- Bids are posted
- A public records contact is available and public records policies are available in a central location
- Tax revenues are available and tax rates are published
- Contracts over $10,000 are kept on file, but not made public online.
- A list of employed lobbyists, memberships to lobbying organizations, and associated fees are unavailable.
- Does not disclose if belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
- Information on how to make a public records request is not provided on the site.
|John Gannon||District 1 Commissioner|
|Keith Politi||District 2 Commissioner|
|Edward Baggett||District 3 Commissioner|
|Mark Riggins||District 4 Commissioner|
|Robert Gibbs, Jr.||District 5 Commissioner|
|Dalton Harrison||District 6 Commissioner|
|John Fuson||District 7 Commissioner|
|Ronald Sokol||District 8 Commissioner|
|John Genis||District 9 Commissioner|
|Martha Brockman||District 10 Commissioner|
|Joe Creek||District 11 Commissioner|
|Nick Robards||District 12 Commissioner|
|Lettie Kendall||District 13 Commissioner|
|Tommy Vallejos||District 14 Commissioner|
|Loretta Bryant||District 15 Commissioner|
|Robert Nichols||District 16 Commissioner|
|Jeremy Bowles||District 17 Commissioner|
|Glen Demorest||District 18 Commissioner|
|Charles Keene||District 19 Commissioner|
|Mark Banasiak||District 20 Commissioner|
|Jerry Allbert||District 21 Commissioner|
|Betty Burchett||Assessor of Property|
|Cheryl Castle||Circuit Court Clerk|
|Kellie Jackson||County Clerk|
|Mike Frost||Highway Supervisor|
|Connie Bell||Register of Deeds|
|Erinne Hester||Director Accounts and Budgets|
|Missy Davis||Purchasing Director|
|Sheryl Gossard||Human Resources Director|
|Pete Reed||Bi-County Landfill Director|
|Elizabeth Black||Public Information Administration Director|
|Sherry Robertson||Adult Probation|
|Clinton Camp||Building Maintenance|
|Rod Streeter||Codes Compliance|
|Vickie Koelman||Election Commission|
|Steve Jones||Emergency Management|
|Mike Frost||Highways Department|
|Kurt Bryant||Information Systems|
|Jerry Allbert||Parks and Recreation|
|David Riggs||Planning Commission|
The beginning fund balance from FY2011—$68,340,015—in addition to revenue—$311,911,316—the total general fund for FY2012 is $311,911,316, with $323,402,549 total expenditures.
The largest expenditure is $25,226,198 for public safety (41%), followed by $11,538,938 for public health and welfare (19%), $7,016,056 for general government (11%), $5,841,192 for administration of justice (9%), $5,622,126 for finance (9%), and $4,228,746 for other operations (7%).
The city of Clarksville, Montgomery County seat, received $33,475,345 in federal stimulus money in 12 grants.
A detailed analysis of property tax rate history is available in the budget documents. Property taxes primarily fund the debt service fund (33%), followed by the general-purpose school fund (31%), the county general fund (30%), the general road fund (4%), the school transportation fund (2%), and the general purpose capital fund (1%).
The assessed valuation of the current property taxes is $3,027,166,057.
City In the News
- In March 2012, Tennessee received a “C” in the State Integrity Investigation, a report that analyzes state governments’ accountability and risk for corruption. Even with the average grade, TN ranks #8 in the nation and is cited for establishing an ethics commission six years ago, although that commission has not yet issued a single ethics penalty and complaints are not made available to the public.
- A supply officer from Clarksville, TN, Capt. Bryant Williams, was indicted in federal court for bribing contractors in Iraq and taking at least $20,000 to award favored companies more than half a million dollars in contracts for things as varied as copiers and guard towers in 2005 and 2006. Capt. Bryant allegedly demanded jewelry for his wife, cash, calling cards and other kickbacks.
- Official Montgomery County Website
- Morgan County NACo Profile (dead link)
- Montgomery Free Public Records
- Montgomery County Profile
- Montgomery Tennessee Encyclopedia article (dead link)
- Montgomery Tennessee Detailed Profile
- Morgan County NACo Profile (dead link)
- Montgomery County facts
- Elected officials
- Administrative emails
- Administrative officials
- Zoning Resolution.pdf Zoning (dead link)
- Public records contact
- Records form
- Tax revenue
- Tax rates
- Budget breakdown
- Clarksville federal stimulus
- Tax breakdown
- State Integrity Investigation
- Clarksville Captain Indicted