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 51 years)

Son: Ryan – and daughter-in-law Cari Viar (Grandchildren Dylan & Connor)

Son: Brooks – and daughter-in-law Cari Beth Blair (Grandchildren Brody & Blair)


Founder of McDonald Insurance and Financial Services--Retired Dec. 2013 after 32 years.

Was in the insurance business from 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

TML Board of Directors -- 2019

National League of Cities Board of Directors 2011 -- 2013

National League of Cities First Tier Suburbs Council Committee Member (Chair 2007-2008)

MPO Transportation Policy Board – Vice Chairman

Past Board of Directors --Tennessee Municipal League

Past President -- West Tennessee Mayor’s Association

Member of Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Member (TACIR)

Memphis Shelby Crime Commission Member Board of Directors

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 & Recreation Advisory Board 1997 - 2002

Former Chairman of Local Government Planning Advisory Committee 2016-2018

Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1986 President of Bartlett Chamber of Commerce 1985-1987

Co-Founder Leadership Bartlett


Member -- Bartlett Woods Church of Christ -- Bible Class Teacher


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.

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 – The Commercial Appeal Memphis Most Awards “Most Beloved Leader”

2008 – Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Award (Awarded by Rotary Club of Memphis East)

2008 & 2014 – Bartlett Express Readers’ Choice Award “Man of the Year” & “City Employee of the Year”

A. Keith McDonald's Bartlett Bio

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

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.

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 (now Gyros).

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

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

Coached Bartlett children in baseball, basketball, and soccer.

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

Active in the Republican Party.


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