Brett Smith is a native of Middle Tennessee and a Vice President at RaganSmith where he oversees the landscape architecture department. Brett received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Auburn University in 1991 and now is a Registered Landscape Architect in seven states and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Using his experience, as both Landscape Architect and Planner, Brett has created a 28-year career in Master Planning, Park and Public project Design, and Residential/Commercial Site Development. He has helped write several jurisdictions’ Zoning Ordinances and Subdivision Regulations, as well as consulted as Cheatham County Planner for Cheatham County for 6 years. He has been active in various organizations including the American Society of Landscape Architecture, the American Planning Association, Tennessee Urban Forestry Council, and was the recipient of the Tennessee American Society of Landscape Architecture Merit Award for the Master Plan of Centennial Park in Nashville.
Michael McClanahan has been with TDOT’s Highway Beautification Office since 2016 and received the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award in 2021. In his role, Michael manages the Department’s environmental outreach programs. These include litter pickup and prevention education programs, landscaping and pollinator habitat programs, and scenic roadways. Previously, Michael served as City Manager for the Town of Kingston Springs, TN and the City of Clifton, TN. He holds a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University and is a Tennessee Certified Economic Developer and Certified Municipal Finance Officer. Michael serves his community, as a volunteer fireman for the Williamson County Rescue Squad, and lives with his wife, Kaitlyn, and two children.
Shawn Bible is the Manager of the Beautification Office in the Environmental Division of the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The Beautification Office manages a wide variety of environmentally-oriented programs and community outreach services such as Adopt-A-Highway, Litter Grant, roadside landscaping, pollinator plantings and programs and the Scenic Byways Program. In addition, the Beautification Office partners with Keep Tennessee Beautiful as a State Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. The Beautification Office also provides regulatory enforcement for outdoor advertising and junkyards statewide. Ms. Bible came to TDOT from Nashville’s Keep America Beautiful affiliate: The Metro Beautification & Environment Commission. She has thirty-two years of experience working with community litter prevention and urban forestry programs. While at the Metro Beautification & Environment Commission, Ms. Bible helped with many tree planting and educational projects. She also provided technical expertise for the Metro Tree Advisory Committee and served as the chair of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.
Ms. Bible has a degree in forestry from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She lives with her husband in the historic Richland West End neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee.