MISSION STATEMENT

To inspire healthier communities by connecting ALL people with sustainable and transparent outcomes.

PURPOSE

Community Development as a process is where community members come together to take
collective action and generate solutions to common problems. It is a broad concept, applied to the
practices of civic leaders, activists, involved citizens, and professionals to improve various aspects of
the Franklin Simpson Community that is going to be typically aiming to build a stronger and more
resilient community.


Community development is also understood as a professional discipline, and is defined by the
International Association for Community Development as "a practice-based profession and an
academic discipline that promotes participative democracy, sustainable development, rights,
economic opportunity, equality, and social justice, through the organization, education and
empowerment of people within our Franklin-Simpson community. We will be all-inclusive whether
these be of locality, identity or interest, in urban and rural settings".


Community development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people with the skills they need
to effect change within their communities. These skills are often created through the formation of
social groups working for a common agenda. R.E.A.C.H. In Franklin Kentucky Inc. was created for
this purpose.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JANE LEWIS

NANCY UHLS

DERFRA HOLT

President

Vice President

Director

LISA DEAVERS

Secretary

QUENTIN LINEBERRY

Treasurer