Flemingsburg, KY – The Licking Valley Community Action Program named Kenneth Walters as its new executive director at a specially called board meeting on April 8, 2019. Walters will begin his new role leading the 185 employee, $8 million agency in late April.
LVCAP conducted a national search that resulted in a pool of 64 applications. Walters, a Vanceburg native, was chosen after a rigorous interview process. Walters brings significant financial management, Community Action, and Head Start experience to his new role at LVCAP. He has served as the Fiscal Officer at the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization since 2005. Besides his role in Ironton, Walters has experience in health care administration and public auditing.
Walters expressed his excitement about the position, commenting “I appreciate the board’s confidence in providing me this opportunity to lead the Licking Valley Community Action Program. My dream has been to serve my local community, so it already feels like I’ve found my home.”
The announcement comes after a tumultuous period in LVCAP’s history, and the Board is excited to move in a new direction. Board President Larry Foxworthy commented, “Kenny has excellent experience as a turn-around expert that will serve Licking Valley CAP well. He is exactly the leader we needed to carry out the Board’s vision for a positive new future for the organization.”
Licking Valley Community Action Program serves a five-county area – Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, and Robertson – with developmental, supportive, access, and financial assistance services. The organization provides Head Start early childhood education services in seven centers; senior services in five centers, Public Transportation for medical, therapeutic, social, and commercial purposes; In-home services for at risk families; and crisis assistance that includes energy assistance, food security, and other basic needs.