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Executive Director's Message

 

     Ricky L. Baker, Executive Director

 

This has been a great year as we have celebrated the 50 year anniversary of L.K.L.P. Community Action Council. Over the last half century, there have been many phenomenal people who helped LKLP become the premier human service agency in this area and I am humbled to continue this rich tradition.

 

To celebrate the past 50 years, L.K.L.P. Community Action staff and volunteers assisted hundreds of individuals and families across our service area. We visited with residents of our local nursing homes and gave special recognition to their hard working staff who are often unappreciated. The highlight of the visits were our Head Start students who sang and did arts and crafts activities with the residents. We completed home rehab projects for needy families, as well as wheelchair ramps. Our Northern Kentucky area staff collected clothing, food, and supplies for a local homeless shelter, and were honored by NKY Urban Charities for their dedication to the community.  I am truly honored to have been part of these and the many other community service activities coordinated by the LKLP staff, and I would like to especially thank our donors for sponsoring all of our projects, and supporting the work of LKLP over the last 50 years! A special recognition goes to Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo), who not only provided platinum sponsorship but also dedicated an entire day of volunteer labor of their staff on a project in Neon, Kentucky. Thank you!

 

For the past 50 years, LKLP Community Action staff and Board have assisted thousands of residents of the Commonwealth to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.  The key to all of this success has been the dedicated, hard-working staff that is currently and has previously been devoted to LKLP Community Action Council for the past 50 years. Many of these staff are current or former agency clients who through hard work and dedication have successfully acquired the skills and abilities to pursue careers of helping people, changing lives. We have the most empathetic and dedicated staff of any agency and I am extremely proud to have them as part of our team. We are a team, a team of family members, working together, to make a difference in the lives of the Kentuckians that we serve daily.

 

For the past 27 years, I have had the tremendous joy and pleasure of serving our agency’s individuals and families. I am proud of the compassionate, dedicated staff we have from the weatherization laborers, to the case managers, to the career advisors, to the safe house counselors, to the teachers, bus drivers, and cooks, to the intake clerks and verification staff, to the program directors and supervisors. We have the best, most caring staff who are always eager to fulfill our mission—helping people, changing lives. I look forward to working with them for many years to come to make Kentucky a better place to live, work, and prosper.