Charlie Koon - F&M Bank
Ginna Holleman - Fortera Credit Union
Katie Gambill - 5 Star Media Group
Kyle Luther - Reliant Bank
Lance Morgan - Morgan Contractors, Inc.
Paul Turner - Ajax Distributing Co.
Rex Hawkins - Hawkins Homes
Suzanne Langford - Planters Bank
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett - Co-Chair
City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts - Co-Chair
I would like to offer a sincere thank you to each investor for their contributions to the Aspire Clarksville Foundation. You are all critical players in our community’s growth. Each investor, since the first campaign more than 20 years ago, has helped mold and shape the landscape of Clarksville-Montgomery County. Because of your commitment to Aspire, we continue to have success after success in all elements of community and economic development.
In the years that I have invested in Aspire, our local business portfolio has grown, our population has increased; jobs and capital investments continue to surpass expectations - and Aspire has helped create a quality of life that continues to make people want to call Montgomery County home. Your Aspire dollars aren’t just an investment. They support for a program of work that leverages opportunities, helps overcome challenges in our community.
In 2019 the Aspire VI Connect Campaign kicked off with a goal of $4.5 Million in investments. During year one of the campaign, in large part due to your support, our community has seen many initiatives become a reality. In FY20, Clarksville-Montgomery County celebrated the grand opening of the Google Data Center, the announcement of VK Integrated Systems, and a sizeable expansion of Agero, Inc. These additions and expansions showcase the strength of our economy, adding 1,200+ jobs to our community.
Since its inception, the mission has remained constant, to continually improve the economy and livability of our community – and the Aspire Foundation has had a profound impact on Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area. With that, as I pass my leadership role along to our new Chairman of the Board, Sammy Stuard, President of F&M Bank – I want to thank you again for your continued investment in the Aspire Clarksville Foundation.
Aspire V Campaign Chairman