Gladstone Williams helped organize a chamber of commerce. He was also the first Chamber President.
- Small park built on town square – for a children’s summer program.
- Clinton Youth Council established – primarily for recreational purposes.
- Youth Carnival becomes annual event.
- Chamber works on several recommendations:
- Planning & zoning board
- Water & sewer improvements
- Pushed for south bypass for College Street/Highway 80.
Weekly Treasure Chest drawings (local merchants)
- Pushed for the first fire station, truck and fire chief.
- Recreational opportunities were a major emphasis.
- Idea of separate school district for Clinton is born.
- Clinton Jaycees becomes active and along with the Youth Council, represent the primary advocates for change during this period.
- Community center is built.
- Community swimming pool is built.
Clinton Baseball Association is formed and a field is built near Olde Towne.
Planning & Zoning Commission is established.
Clinton Chamber of Commerce is officially incorporated.
Chamber supports efforts to build a city library.
Chamber starts the “Citizen of the Year” recognition. Distinguished Service award is added later.
Clinton Public School District is established.
Parks & Recreation Department is established.
Chamber supports the change to the ward system for electing city aldermen.
A divided Chamber helps defeat the first North/South Parkway bond issue.
The Arts Council is formed.
Diane Newman becomes Executive Director of the Chamber. The Chamber becomes an active advocate once again.
Chamber helps pass a bond issue to build a new Public Safety Complex.
Chamber endorses bond issues to add air conditioning to Clinton Public Schools and the North/South Parkway. A/C passes – Parkway fails again.
Chamber begins sponsoring the citywide July 4th celebration.
Chamber begins the Leadership Clinton program.
Chamber leads the support as the North/South Parkway wins huge legal battle.
The original Kids Town Park is built from an idea generated by Leadership Clinton.
City builds a new wastewater treatment facility.
Chamber supports a $12.5 million bond issue to build the new high School.
Chamber supports a $17.5 million bond issue for a new elementary school & athletic facilities at the high school.
Chamber supports bond issue to fund Traceway Park improvements, Brighton Park, and a new Public Works Building.
Diane Newman retires, and T.J. McSparrin is hired as Executive Director of the Chamber.
Chamber supports a $23.5 million bond issue to build new schools and fund Improvements. Despite the poor economic climate – the bond issue passes with a record approval rate of 87%.
The Chamber introduces the CCYL – the Clinton Chamber Youth Leadership Program.
The Chamber resurrects Leadership Clinton – which had been dormant since 2007.
The Chamber begins a “Shop in Clinton” emphasis.
The Chamber launches an extensive social media emphasis and communication effort.
Continental Tire announces plans to build $1.4 billion plant near Clinton.
The Chamber redesigns its logo, website, and other marketing materials.