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Tim Adkins has announced his candidacy for the Ward Two Ashland City Council seat.

Adkins currently holds the seat, having been elected in December 2017.

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve on the City Council for the past four years,” he said.

Adkins is the communications director/grant writer for the Cheatham County School District (CCSD) – a position he has held since September 2016.

Before joining the CCSD, he worked as a reporter and editor for Gannett for 20-plus years. He served as the editor of The Ashland City Times, editor of The Dickson Herald, reporter at The Tennessean in Nashville and business editor of The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro.

Adkins is 2000 graduate of Leadership Cheatham County and 2020 graduate of Leadership Middle Tennessee. He’s a member of the Ashland City Church of Christ and has actively been involved in numerous Cheatham County organizations through the years.

Adkins earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Freed-Hardeman University. He has lived in Ashland City for 20 years.

Over the past four years, Adkins said the City Council has worked on many projects, including approving the construction of a new city hall, fire station and sewer treatment plant.

“I would like to see these facilities completed during my second term on the City Council,” he said.

Another project that Adkins is proud of is the development of a comprehensive parks plan.

The city recently acquired about 192 acres along the Cumberland River next to Riverbluff Park from Cheatham County. The plan will address possible uses for this property.

“A parks plan has been long overdue in the city. We are currently seeking input from various stakeholders about how all of our park properties can be enhanced,” he said. “When the plan is approved, the city will then be able to apply for grants that will help fund the improvements and additions to our parks.”

Adkins said Ashland City is a great place to live, work and play. With the continued growth that the town is experiencing, he said the City Council must carefully prepare for the future.

“I want our residents to have a representative who works to find the best solution for our town as a whole,” he said.

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