Written by Brian Zacharias
Clarksville City Council – Ward 1
Clarksville, Tennessee – As you may know, Ward 1’s seat on Clarksville City Council has been vacant since our former council member resigned in July.
On September 2, six qualified residents of our neighborhood appeared before city council to announce their intention to run for an appointment to serve the remainder of Mr. Garrett’s term, which expires on December 31, 2022.
In a special session on September 7, the board met again to select from the pool of candidates. I am honored to have received their support and look forward to serving the residents of Ward 1. I also want to personally thank Mr. Garrett for his years of service to the City of Clarksville and Ward 1 and wish him the best. chances. in his future projects.
My name is Brian Zacharias and I live in the Sunset Meadows subdivision on Tiny Town Road, between Tobacco Road and Outlaw Field. I retired from the US Army in 2019 after a 22-year career in the Military Intelligence Corps. I have been stationed at Fort Campbell for more than half of my career and have lived in Clarksville for a total of 15 years.
During my service, I obtained associate’s degrees in Arabic and intelligence operations, a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in secondary education. Since retiring, I have taught US government and civics, computer fundamentals and cybersecurity at West Creek High School, where my son and daughter are senior and junior respectively.
My oldest son graduated from Northeast High School and Austin Peay State University (APSU), where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. My wife, Jennifer, works for the Tennessee Department of Human Services as a Benefits Consultant and Supervisor.
The role of a municipal councilor
First and foremost, I view elected representation as the cornerstone of the US government. I understand that I am in this seat by appointment, in accordance with the charter of the City of Clarksville, and not by election. I pledge to be a good steward of this seat until constituents in District 1 have the opportunity to choose their representative. My job is to be the voice and act according to the wishes of the residents of our neighborhood. The wishes of the residents of Ward 1 will always take priority over my personal feelings on an issue facing the city council.
It is important to me that everyone is aware of the issues that Clarksville City Council is considering and that they have the opportunity to make their wishes known. The format of this newsletter will undoubtedly undergo changes. At the very least, however, I plan to use this tool to educate you on issues brought before city council, solicit feedback, provide updates on what I’ve done in city government, and information on upcoming meetings and commitments. that I attend.
I also share city government press releases on my Facebook page. You will find a link to my Facebook page at the bottom of this newsletter. Please understand that when I share a press release, I am sharing it for informational purposes only. I encourage all residents to leave comments, for or against, but understand that I will not be debating political issues in the comments section. If you would like to discuss a specific issue, please contact me using the contact details below.
One of the great things about our city is its diversity. Fort Campbell, Austin Peay State University, and the large corporations that choose to make Clarksville their home bring people from all over the country, each with their own set of personal, family and religious values, all of which must be respected if we are to grow as a community.
What did your city councilor do?
September 14, 2021 – Introductory meeting with the mayor and the chief of staff
September 15, 2021 – Participation in the meeting of the Public Security Committee; spoke with the Chief of Police about recent attempted vehicle break-ins in the Sunset Meadows subdivision.
September 16, 2021 – Introductory meeting with the city prosecutor
What will your city councilor do?
September 21, 2021 – Reception of the legislative program organized by the mayors of the city and the county
September 24, 2021 – Introductory meeting with the Regional Commission for Regional Planning
September 30, 2021 – Executive meeting of the municipal council
Finally, a request …
This is where I ask for a favor. Please use the contact details below to let me know about issues that matter to you and your expectations of me. I can’t be your voice on the board if I don’t know what you want me to say. Please encourage your neighbors to sign up for this newsletter so that they can stay informed and influence the issues affecting our neighborhood and our city. Your voice matters!
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