LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2017) — Polly Ruddick has been named director of the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention, Mayor Jim Gray announced today.
Ruddick is the former director of Development and Operations with 2-1-1, a United Way of the Bluegrass call center that connects people with available resources, such as food, housing, health care, senior services, child care and volunteer opportunities.
Ruddick is a former research analyst with Kentucky Housing Corp. and facility manager at the Kentucky River Foothills Community Action Partnership.
She holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in corrections and juvenile justice studies, both from Eastern Kentucky University.
Ruddick replaces Charlie Lanter, who has been named director of the Division of Grants and Special Programs.