Thursday April 24, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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The Center for Rural Development 
2292 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501

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Amy Ellis 
The Center for Rural Development 
 SOAR Intensive Session

This session will serve as the first official opportunity for public input and participation with the new SOAR working groups.  We will begin with an exploration of key regional trends from Ron Crouch. Chuck Fluharty will provide an overview of the new structures and processes that have been created in the SOAR initiative.  We will then move to breakouts with each of the SOAR working groups.  

In addition to the SOAR meetings at The Center, individuals are also invited to register and attend the East Kentucky Leadership Conference.  The two-day statewide conference will be held April 24-25 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The conference is designed to bring together leaders and community members from all walks of life and throughout eastern Kentucky to discuss issues important to the region, share ideas and devise solutions to problems that have kept the region from reaching its fullest potential.  

The conference theme is "Transforming Crisis into Opportunity", which will build upon the SOAR initiative, and will offer paricipants a unique opportunity to discover and develop creative solutions to problems in the region.

This year, the conference features guest speakers, Congressman Hal Rogers, Governor Steve Beshear and David C. WIlhelm, Chief Strategy Officer at Hecate Energy.  

The cost to attend is $30.00 for registration prior to April 20th and $35.00 after that.  

Register online by visiting http://www.eklf.org or call The Center at 606-677-6000.

To register for the SOAR session and working group meetings ONLY, please click the register button below.