Franklin County Human Society Election

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Franklin County Human Society Board of Directors Election 2011

Below is the list of candidates. These are the applications selected by the Nomincating Committee. The list has been posted in alphabetical order by last name.

Please make every effort to vote this Friday evening or on Saturday. The election will be held at the Paul Sawyier Public Library on December 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and continue at the library on December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All Franklin County Humane Society members are eligible to vote, including members who join at the library during the election.

John Parrish
Born and raised on a farm in Peaks Mill, he has life-long experience with animals. He is a retired Army officer and has also worked with state government. Since retirement he has been a member of the Franklin County Environmental and Waste Technology Task Force.
His civic activities include the board of the Hanly Deerwood Neighborhood Association, Kentucky Historical Society, Eastern Kentucky University and Kansas University Alumni Associations, the American Legion and the Military Officers Association of America.

Amanda Reid
Amanda is an Internal Policy Analyst in Human Resources, but also bring experience working at a veterinary clinic, and experience with fundraising. During the past year she served on the Sponsorship Committee of the International Public Management Association for their 2011 Southern Regional Conference, charged with finding vendors and sponsors.

She was involved in personnel issues at FCHS during the tenure of Diann Wellman. Other civic involvement includes fundraising coordinator for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, member of the Frankfort Younger Women's Club and the March of Dimes.

Ray T. Smith
A lifelong resident of Frankfort, Ray retired from state government after 30 years at the Commonwealth Office of Technology. He now spends his time playing music, woodworking, hunting, fishing, and doing volunteer work for his community.

He has been a volunteer at Critterpalooza and is Treasurer of the Huntington Woods Neighborhod Association. One reason he is running for the Board is to get a handle on the financial situation, set a budget and try to adhere to it. Funds raised for specific projects should be earmarked and used for that purpose only.

Lisa Swain
A relative new comer to Frankfort, Lisa is a civil engineer and was Capital. Improvement Manger for the city of Columbus. She brings to FCHS her expertise in engineering, a lifelong love of animals, and a history of working with volunteer groups.
Lisa would like to see the Society use strategic planning tools to help the shelter be more responsive to the needs of the animals in the Frankfort community. She too shares a concern over the need to restore financial stability to the Franklin County Humane Society.

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