My name is JoAnn Latz and I’m running for County Commission District 3. I am a veteran of the US Army who is married to Dennis Latz and mother to two children who are products of the Clarksville Montgomery County School System and Austin Peay State University. Montgomery County has provided a sense of community and safety for me and my family and I wish for this tradition to continue to future generations. As a graduate of Saint Martin’s and Chapman University, education is very important to me and I wish to ensure that the quality education currently provided by CMCSS continues for future generations. It’s important to develop relationships with citizens so that their voice is reflective in the decisions being made about their future.

Life lessons have taught me the importance of community and it will be a privilege to continue supporting the small town community feel that historic Clarksville offers to its residence. Exercising fiscal responsibility in the allocation of taxpayer dollars is important as we continue to grow and making sure the infrastructure needs of the county are accommodating current and new residents equally. As the volume of school age children grows, it is important that school budget decisions are made in the best interest of every child receiving a quality education preparing them to reach their full potential.

I feel that my experience with working and volunteering with veteran agencies, juvenile justice concerns and issues related to the well being of a military community such as Montgomery County has prepared me for the position of county commissioner. I hope to be the person that the voters of District 3 choose to be their elected voice as we move forward to a stronger, safer and educated Montgomery County.

Community Involvement


Community awareness is very important to me. Everyday is an opportunity to learn something new if we are allow ourselves to do so. I am always looking for ways to contribute and give back to my community; and that is the Tennessee Creed of Volunteerism. 

As a Veteran of the United States Army, I care very deeply about my brother and sister veterans. Challenges faced by our veteran population is a unique one that requires an all-hands-on-deck approach. The stigma of mental health and addiction has become a great burden to some of our veterans and active duty service members. We all have a voice in this struggle and my role as a mentor with the Veteran Treatment Court of Montgomery County is one example of how I’m giving back as members of the VTC program are connected with fellow veterans for inspiration and support. 

As a member of other various support organizations within the community, I am able to interact with many people in the community. My memberships include the Women Veteran Association Chapter 47 of Clarksville, the Clarksville Human Relation Commission, and the Disproportionate Minority Contact, which is a part of Tennessee Commission of Children and Youth. I am also Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Party.

I am a passionate advocate for my community, and acknowledge the blessings bestowed upon me and want to be your voice here in Montgomery County Tennessee. JoAnn Latz ask for your support and vote on August 2, 2018 for County Commission District 3. 




What's Unique About Clarksville

Take the “Last Train to Clarksville”, because why would you want to be anyplace else. The beauty and sense of community is the reason so many gravitate to our city. There is a reason why we are growing to be the fourth largest city in the state of Tennessee. You can find people from all around the world right here in beautiful Clarksville Tennessee. In a way we symbolize the International Hot Spot of the South, due to our relationship with Ft. Campbell. For a place that offers that personal sense of community with access to a international community, the question should be why not Clarksville, Tennessee..


I need to hear from you, the residents of Montgomery County District 3. This is how we make our community work for everyone. There might be something that affect you and many others, but when you choose to speak up, you become a voice for the silent. JoAnn Latz want to be your voice in Montgomery County Government so, please give me a call or email to let your voice be heard.


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