DANVILLE, Ky. (May 8, 2018) — Hal B. Goode has accepted the position of executive director for the Central Kentucky Community Action Council (CKCAC) which serves eight counties in the Lincoln Trail Area.
Goode served as vice president/chief operating officer for the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership, Inc. Before that, Goode was president/CEO of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) in Frankfort where he spent just over five years running the state wide non-profit.
Before serving as KAED’s chief executive, Goode was executive director of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority for nine years. In that capacity, he co-founded with area counterparts in 2009 what is today the Kentucky Crossroads Regional Economic Development Coalition, which continues to be actively engaged. Kentucky Crossroads today comprises 11 counties, nine of which collaboratively market the region to site selection consultants and business prospects via KAED’s KentuckyUnited marketing cooperative which Goode administered while at KAED.
Goode’’s vast economic development and non-profit experience includes service as a past board member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Advantage Kentucky Alliance, Kentucky Work Ready Communities, and Kentucky Power Economic Growth Grant (K-PEGG) program. He has been involved with membership organizations or public policy advocates such as the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), World Trade Center Kentucky, Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), and International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Kentuckians for Better Transportation, Kentucky Association of Counties, Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association, and Kentucky League of Cities.
Goode also brings to the Central Kentucky Community Action Council a wealth of experience in agriculture, local government, workforce development and communications.
A native and life-long resident of Washington County, he lives on and assists in operations of the family farm located near the Washington-Marion County line. He is serving his fifth term as magistrate representing District 3 on the Washington County Fiscal Court and has chosen not to run for re-election. He has extensive background in industry needs for workforce development from his 13 years of employment in the tool and die field. As a part-time broadcaster for Choice Broadcasting, he has been the voice of high school football and basketball since 1988.
“I want to thank the board for their confidence in allowing me to lead a team that is well known for focusing to make lives better for the clients they serve by utilizing resources and demonstrating collaboration,” Goode said. “I commend outgoing Executive Director Lynne Robey for her work on building a foundation as we continue to serve the Central Kentucky area. I wish Lynn the best in her retirement and commend Lynne for her tireless efforts with Community Action.”
Goode graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1985. He and his wife Mary Lynn, a Marion County native, have two children: a daughter Erin Ennis and her husband John of Lexington, and Matthew of Berea. He is a member and deacon at Bethlehem Baptist Church.