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Kentucky SOAR Launches Search for First Executive Director

June 2014


The Commonwealth of Kentucky has announced it will hire an executive director to lead the new "Shaping Our Appalachian Region" (SOAR) initiative established by Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers in late 2013. SOAR aims to help eastern Kentucky create local development strategies addressing persistent challenges and realizing new opportunities. Its mission is "to expand job creation; enhance regional opportunity, innovation, and identity; improve the quality of life; and support all those working to achieve these goals in Appalachian Kentucky."

Applications for the position, originally due June 30, 2014, will now be accepted through August 15. More information on the position and on the application process is available on the Commonwealth of Kentucky's personnel site.