EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Hal B. Goode, Executive Director
Central Kentucky Community Action Council rounded out the observation of May as Community Action Month in Kentucky with a rally of support that drew an overflow crowd to the event in the State Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort as some of our CKCAC staff attended.
Community Action Kentucky has outreach offices in all 120 Kentucky counties. Community Action agencies strive to provide life-changing resources to support a wide array of service areas. They include food security, transportation, home energy, early childhood education, senior support, emergency services, housing, workforce development, family advocacy and more.
Roger McCann, Executive Director of Community Action Kentucky, told a crowd of employees, volunteers, and supporters, * “It’s a chance for us to highlight the irreplaceable role that Community Action plays in the lives of our fellow Kentuckians each day. You all make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of our people, all of them reaching for the dream of self-sufficiency and a better life.”
Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander, a former Director of Louisville Metro Community Action, said, *“I know what you all do. We sponsored a lot of folks to continue their learning at Community Action. The reason why, is because you all make a difference.” Friedlander had this message for the attendees: *“What a privilege it is to be able to get up every day and know that you can make a difference in someone’s life.”
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman also praised the efforts of Community Action staff. Coleman presented McCann and other Community Action officials with a proclamation issued by Gov. Andy Beshear declaring May as Community Action Month in Kentucky.
As we reflect back on May, Community Action Month is a time for agencies to come together and elevate community action as a voice and driving force for opportunity in Kentucky and America. It’s a chance to promote community action programs and services that help families succeed. And, the month serves as an affirmation of the power of our network to help others.
*Quotes from Tom Latek – Kentucky Today
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