Whitesburg KY

Two-day planning summit meeting set for May 13-14

A two- day planning summit Meeting, Letcher County Standing Together Summit, will be held on Wednesday, May 13, and Thursday, May 14 in the Letcher County Extension Office, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. The meeting sponsors say the purpose of the planning summit is to bring together leaders and workers from all walks of life in Letcher County who are interested in working together to bring about greater things for the county.

The summit meeting will be conducted by Dr. Vaughn and Sandy Grisham, of Bakersville, N.C., who are nationally known for their work in community development. Dr. Vaughn Grisham is well known for his work in Tupelo, Miss., which is used as a model for helping communities come out of desperate circumstances. They have also worked with countless other counties throughout the state, nation, and internationally. They are regular presenters at the annual Brushy Fork Institute at Berea College.

Any organization leader or member is invited to attend, including those in business, civic, government, church, or other group or as an individual. Participants must register by May 6. To register, call the Letcher County Judge’s Office at 633-2129, or Carol Ison at 633-9831.

Breakfast and lunch will be served and there is no charge for attending this meeting.

The meeting is made possible through a grant received by the Cowan Community Action Group, Inc., funded by an ARC Flex-E-Grant through the Kentucky Department for Local Government and administered by Brushy Fork Institute at Berea College. The Letcher County Fiscal Court is co-sponsoring the event. For more information, call Carol Ison at 633-9831.

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