The 917 Society welcomes to the Founders Club for a 2nd year, Jeffery Burkhart. Jeffery is a life-long resident of Clarksville, Montgomery County. He graduated from Northwest High School in1980 and has since received an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Volunteer State Community College in 2014. Shortly after he graduated high school he started working for the City of Clarksville at the Gas & Water Dept. In 1982, he transferred to the Fire Department and worked his way up through the ranks to the leadership role of Assistant Fire Chief. In 1985, he began his career in the construction industry and has since grown a successful business developing commercial and residential subdivisions, as well as building commercial and residential properties. Jeff was elected to Ward 12 of the City Council for the City of Clarksville in 2008 and re-elected again in 2012 and 2016. Jeff’s basic belief is that of a fiscal conservative – meaning spending to improve all citizens’ quality of life, not taxing everyone for the benefit of a “special few”. He is a business owner, a former city employee, and a city council person; and Jeff has never voted for a tax increase for the citizens of Clarksville. Jeff Burkhart lives in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee and is a member of Hilldale Church of Christ. He has one daughter, Meredith Grace Burkhart, who attends Lipscomb University in Nashville.