2018 City Mayor of the Year Award

Having lived in Sumner County most of his life, Mayor Arnold is married to Carol and has three sons and three grandchildren.  Mayor Arnold served as the past president for Middle Tennessee Home Builders Association.  Michael Arnold, has served his city proud with passion and dignity for the past 13 years.  He was first elected as an Aldermen in 2005 and served in that position until 2010.  He was appointed to serve on both the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals that same year.  In January 2011, Michael Arnold was elected as the Mayor of White House and has served in that position ever since. During his time as mayor, he has accomplished and completed several projects for the City of White House. The first being the new state of the art library. He actively sought funding and was helpful in raising nearly one million dollars for this project.  He had the vision to provide a splash pad for children.  Out of that vision, the Farris Bibb Jr. Municipal Recreation Complex was born.  That complex has had two phases of splash pad construction, a restroom facility, and pavilion area for picnics and parties.  As part of this complex an amphitheater and playground is currently under construction.  Mayor Arnold took the initiative several years ago to establish a Dog Park committee.  Out of the passion of the committee members and their diligent efforts the City had a grand opening of Rover’s Ridge Dog Park on May 5, 2018. The Dog Park Committee has raised over $30,000 to in order to complete this project. Just in July, Rover’s Ridge was presented with a $25,000 grant from the Boyd Foundation for being a Tennessee Dog Park Dash Winner. They are already working on phase two plans for that park.  Mayor Arnold has been very successful in working with staff and various boards and committees to ensure that City services provide the best quality of life for its citizens.  His impact on responsible economic growth has been remarkable.  His understanding of development, when to induce incentives, and when to slow it down through controlled planning has been a great benefit to the City.  If you were to speak with Mayor Arnold for just a couple of minutes, you couldn’t help but see and hear the pride that he has for his town. Mayor takes his job very seriously and wants to ensure that this city is taken care of for years to come. We would like to congratulate Mayor Arnold for his years of leadership and service to the White House community and being named the 2018 City Mayor of the Year for Sumner County!