GLASGOW Ky. — As Community Action of Southern Kentucky recently named Carla Brown as its new executive director on Jan. 11.
It is a history-making move for Community Action as Brown is the first African American woman to earn the title at the agency.
Brown has been with Community Action since 1996 where she started as a Head Start teacher, and for the past five years, she has served as the director of children services.
Now as executive director, Brown is focused on continuing to support the area amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic, Community Action has received close to $2 million in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
A large priority for Community Action has been its emergency food and shelter program as it has provided food, utilities, and rent assistance to those who have been hit hardest in the community. According to Brown, the agency has already assisted over 6,500 households with utility bills.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and live in the county they are chosen to represent. Former or current recipients of public assistance, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply while agency employees are not eligible to apply.
Anyone interested in applying needs to contact Talley at 270-782-3162 or by email ([email protected]) and request an application for candidacy. The application needs to be completed and returned no later than Feb. 19.