A. Keith McDonald  
Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Title: Mayor
Phone: 901-385-6444
Mayor A. Keith McDonald

A. Keith McDonald

Wife: Patricia (wife of 42 years) Children: Ryan – and daughter-in-law Cari Viar (Grandchildren Dylan & Connor) Brooks – and daughter-in-law Cari Beth Blair (Grandchildren Brody & Blair)

Founder of McDonald Insurance and Financial Services--Retired Dec. 2013 after 32 years 5820 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN 38134 Has been in the insurance business since 1977--Retired Dec. 2013 after 35 years in the business Previously active in retail business and radio broadcasting

Mayor, City of Bartlett – Effective 1-1-2003 Alderman, City of Bartlett, Position 4 Appointed October, 1997 – 1999; Elected November, 2000 – 2002 TML Mayor of the Year -- 2012 National League of Cities Board of Directors 2011 -- Present National League of Cities Board Finance Committee 2011 -- Present National League of Cities Board Building Committee 2012 -- Present National League of Cities First Tier Suburbs Council Committee Member (Chair 2007-2008) Vice Chair of Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) Member of the Shelby County Schools Merger Transition Team Former Member of National League of Cities Public Safety & Crime Prevention Committee Member 2007-2009 MPO Transportation Policy Board – Vice Chairman Tennessee Municipal League Board of Directors Past President -- West Tennessee Mayor’s Association Former member of Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Member (TACIR) Memphis Shelby Crime Commission Member of Board of Directors Memphis Shelby Growth Alliance Member 2011 Past Chairman of Bartlett Industrial Development Board Past President of Alumni Association at Freed Hardeman University Past Member of Bartlett Station Central Business Improvement District Board Past Member of Bartlett Industrial Development Board Liaison to Parks Board 1997 - 2002 Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1986 President of Bartlett Chamber of Commerce 1985-1987 Co-Founder Leadership Bartlett

Has served as Foster parents for Agape Family Services Member – Sycamore View Church of Christ

Graduate of Clarksville High School, Clarksville, Tennessee Attended Freed Hardeman College, Henderson, Tennessee Attended Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee Graduate of several insurance education programs

Recipient of several leadership awards within the insurance industry each year. He has been in several Who’s Who publications and other nationally recognized honors including a proclamation from the State of Tennessee. 2004 – Bartlett Express Readers’ Choice Award “Man-of-the-Year” 2007 – Memphis Most Awards “Most Beloved Leader” 2008 – Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Award (Awarded by Rotary Club of Memphis East) 2008 – Bartlett Express Readers’ Choice Award “Man of the Year” & “City Employee of the Year”

Keith McDonald's Bartlett Bio

Member of the first Bartlett Stage Coach Days (now known as the Bartlett Celebration).

Keith was a major force in the conversion of the old Ellendale School to Singleton Community Center.

Served as co-Treasurer on the PTA boards at Oak Elementary and Appling Middle Schools.

Founder of Cub Scout Pack 261 and Boy Scout Troop 261. Keith took all training for adult leaders of scouting including woodbadge.

Keith previously served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, and Elder at Brownsville Road Church of Christ.

Past President of the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.

Past Chairman of the Bartlett Industrial Development Board were he played a major role in the recruitment of industries such as Brother and Richards.

Served as the liaison Alderman for the Bartlett Parks and Recreation Board.

Keith's family has fostered many newborns in the past.

Coached Bartlett children in baseball, basketball, and soccer.

Secured warehouse space, opened donation center and organized volunteers to help victims of the Bartlett Heights Apartments fire in 2000.

Led mission trips and relief programs to the Caribbean for over a decade.

Active in the Republican Party.

Played a large role in the City of Bartlett receiving the Governor’s 3 Star Award for the past 20 years. 

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