Joe Shakeenab has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the Clarksville City Council. Shakeenab will represent the city’s Ward 11 after Councilwoman Ashlee Evans resigned the seat in February when her husband was relocated to Fort Bragg. A Mississippi native, Shakeenab served more than 28 years in the military including 20 in special forces. He is also president of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) National Alumni Association and Military Alumni Chapter. He is also a member of the APSU Tower Club and serves in various committees, such as the Comprehensive Capital Campaign Committee and African American Culture Center Advisory Committee. Shakeenab holds a bachelor’s degree in public management and a master’s degree in strategic leadership, both from APSU.