Clay County Chamber of Commerce

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Three Star


The Clay County Three Star Initiative is a volunteer program sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development along with local government and the Chamber of Commerce with the primary purpose being to build our infrastructure so that we can become a “job ready” county. As these volunteers work to make our community a great place to live, work and play, we become much more attractive to business and industry that might be looking for just the right place to locate and create jobs for our citizens.



Current Projects

Downtown Committee

Working to improve the appearance of the downtown area and to improve the economic potential of the district.


Clay County Corner

A weekly radio broadcast from the old courthouse on WVFB 101.5 FM features local inter- views spotlighting events, programs, and issues airs live at 9:00AM until 10:00AM every Thursday morning with a rebroadcast in the same evening at 6:00PM. A video version of the broadcast will air on Celina Cable Channel 10 at 7:00PM on Monday evenings.

Downtown History Walk Committee

Compiling and posting the history of our downtown Buildings directly on the buildingsfor all to see.


Historic Preservation Committee

Historic points of interest brochure which serves a as a guide along with signs for a driving tour of Clay County.

“Clay County The Way We Lived It” a video presentation to be aired on Celina Cable TV featuring the stories of the county’s past as seen and told through these documentaries by local residents.

(The first in the video series was documented by a great story teller, Posey Young, on May 16, 2012 who passed away this past November.)


Imagination Library

This program mails age appropriate books directly to the homes all the children in Clay County from birth to age five on a monthly basis.


Friends of the Library

This organization supports school libraries and the Clay County Library.


Leadership Development Program

This program provides training for those who would like to become committee chairs or to provide leadership in some way to the many varied activities in our community.

Retirement Committee

This committee works to encourage retirees to move to Clay County through their membership in the American Association of Retirement Communities and their desire to join the Retire-Tennessee Program at the State level. They have prepared a brochure that highlights Clay County as a good place to reire.

Tourism Committee

This committee works to attract tourists to come to our area to vacation. Their current project is the
development of a Clay County map.

Moonshine Daze Committee

This committee provides the leadership for the annual Moonshine Daze Festival.

All this takes many man hours to become a recognizable staple for our community, and with this we need your help.

Susan Bailey is the Special Projects Director and Doug Young the Three-Star Steering Committee Chair are in charge of recruiting volunteers to help in this endeavor.

Please, if you have some skills in any field, a hidden talent and a few hours a week, we need you to get involved with our community and the Three-Star program.

Some suggested areas that are needed.

Writers, Videographers, Photographers, Computer Technicians.


Download Volunteer Hours Form

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Tennessee Three-Star Program

A Message from Governor Bill Haslam and ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty:three star 3

Dear Economic Development Partner:

The state of Tennessee recognizes the importance of successful community development best
practices and its impact on sustaining economic growth. The Three-Star program helps rural and
urban Tennessee communities achieve excellence in community development by emphasizing foundational steps and targeting community strengths to improve quality of life and grow jobs.

The program sets high standards and incentives like no other state-run program in the nation. It helps communities focus on their strengths and address areas of concern to better prepare their area for economic growth.

The Three-Star program is an important component of the state’s economic strategy that helps communities set strategic goals that will truly make a difference today and well into the future. We appreciate your support and dedication to the growth and success of Tennessee’s economy.


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