About Kim McMillan

Leadership that Make Clarksville Proud and Makes Clarksville Productive.

Kim McMillan is a pace setter and a pioneer and a nationally admired leader committed to making Clarksville proud and making Clarksville productive. When leaders gather, Kim is often singled out for service. Why? Because she leads – and leadership makes the difference when it comes to jobs, quality of life, and the character of a community.

Kim is one of only 13 mayors in the United States serving on the Board of Trustees of the United States Conference of Mayors. This organization is the official non-partisan collection of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Others on the 13-person board include the mayors of New York City, Boston, Dallas, and Austin.

Kim is the chairperson of the Regional Transportation Authority made up of leaders from ten middle Tennessee counties, the TN Dept. of Transportation and the Governor’s Office. She also serves on multiple boards, committees, and foundations.

Before she was elected Mayor, Kim served in the Tennessee General Assembly for 12 years. While serving, Kim was elected as Majority Leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives, the first woman ever to serve in the powerful post. Kim then went on to serve in Governor Phil Bredesen’s cabinet as Senior Policy Advisor.

She’s a graduate of multiple leadership programs including Leadership Tennessee, Leadership Middle Tennessee, Leadership Clarksville, and is a proud graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Class of 2013.

She’s a University of Tennessee honors graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree. While in law school, she served in the highly prestigious position of Executive Editor of the Tennessee Law Review.


Economic Opportunities

The Clarksville economic engine is running well – hitting on all cylinders! Hankook, LG, Google – it’s not just a list of global leaders – it’s a roll call of new Clarksville employers.

And as a former small business owner, Kim knows that the economic engine runs on a healthy blend of high profile, ribbon cutting job announcements AND a day-by-day, practical commitment to existing businesses, large and small. Yes, Clarksville IS America’s best place to live, work, and raise our families because we have good economic opportunities.

Quality of Life

Our city is a place where our police and fire professionals believe with their lives that it’s an honor to serve and to protect. Our teachers are called and committed to making daily differences for our kids. We work hard in good jobs and we play hard in some of the best recreational facilities in the world. Yes, Clarksville IS America’s best place to live, work, and raise our families because we think quality of life is a worthy goal

Transparency and Openness

Kim believes government – the people’s business – should be conducted in the full light of day – without secrets and deals made with a slap on the back and confirmed with a sly wink and a nod. Yes, Clarksville IS America’s best place to live, work, and raise our families because we expect honor and decency from our leaders.

Military Hospitality

Kim is committed to making Clarksville the best military host community in the nation. It’s a point of great pride that thousands of military men and women come to our community to serve and then choose to stay in Clarksville to live. Why – because they quickly learn what you and I know – Clarksville IS America’s best place to live, work, and raise our families.

Keep Kim McMillan

Mayor of Clarksville


Paid for by Friends of Kim McMillan, Barbara Street, Treasurer.