Building a community is all about building relationships—especially when it comes to development and expansion. Sure, you could have all the components of planning, permits, architecture, and design; but there has to be a relationship built—sometimes, like a building, from the ground up. Which is precisely where Regina Mick steps in. As the Director of Business for Development for DBS & Associates Engineering, Inc. for more than four years, the 38 year-old former military veteran serves a role that many might not realize exists, forging relationships between DBSE and the community; seeking new opportunities with other consulting firms, private agencies, and public organizations; marketing the company’s services; and preparing requests for proposals, letters of interest, and technical proposals.
“I have the privilege to be an active part of the community; and in working for DBSE, I get firsthand information on what new developments are in the works and have the opportunity to see them come to fruition,” says Mick, who spent part of her childhood here when her father served at Fort Campbell and is now pleased to once again call Clarksville home. “I’m passionate about the success and growth in Clarksville, and my profession allows me to be involved in multiple aspects of the community.”
And involved she is, holding active memberships with Two Rivers Company, Clarksville Young Professionals, and Fort Campbell Post Secretary for the Society of American Military Engineers in addition to being in regular attendance at many city and county committee meetings as well as meetings for such area organizations as the Downtown Clarksville Association, Home Builders Association, and Clarksville Realtors Association. “I want to see Clarksville continue to grow and see the success of all of the efforts of our close-knit community.”
With such deep involvement in the community—not only professionally, but also personally in her service as the current Secretary and Marketing Director for the Downtown Artist Cooperative (DAC)—Mick certainly feels the depth of the bond within that community. And she sees the undeniable value to strengthening those connections and leaning in, feeding off the knowledge of others who share a similar vision. “In being a member of CYP, I have met a large network of individuals who share the same passion for personal growth and community involvement; and I have also met some of my closest friends,” says the business woman/abstract expressionist artist. “It’s nice to have a group of individuals to guide you on your journey, and learning from them is invaluable.”