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Condolences for Burnis Patrick   no comments

Posted at 10:16 am in News

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our beloved friend and Vice Board Chair, Burnis Patrick, has passed.

Burnis was very much a man of his community and served with Big Sandy Area Community Action for a number of years. His leadership, careful eye, and sonorous voice touched many lives and rippled out across the region. Our agency is better, stronger for having him be a part of it.

Our hearts and thoughts are with his family and our condolences go out to his friends, neighbors, and community. Burnis was a wonderful man and he will be missed.

Written by Sarah Hill on May 4th, 2022

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Condolences for Victor Slone   no comments

Posted at 12:00 pm in News

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Martin County Judge-Executive Victor Slone and the rest of the Martin County community.

Judge Slone served with us on the BSACAP Board of Directors for only a short time, but his commitment to the people of Martin County and the hope he carried for a better future for the area was evident. His service in local government and his involvement in projects aimed at improving the lives of his friends and neighbors is a testament to his character. He will be missed.

Written by Sarah Hill on January 3rd, 2022

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Request Ballot for BSACAP Election   no comments

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Written by Kevin Horn on November 8th, 2021

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Big Sandy Area Community Action Program seeks Board of Directors members   no comments

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Written by Kevin Horn on October 8th, 2021

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BSACAP Seeking Board Members   no comments

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Written by Sarah Hill on October 21st, 2019

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BSACAP hires new executive director   no comments

Posted at 10:10 am in News
Wanda Thacker

Wanda Thacker

The Big Sandy Area Community Action Program Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Wanda Thacker has been hired as the new executive director of the agency. Thacker will take the helm starting Monday, December 3, following the retirement of longtime executive director Mike Howell.

Thacker joined the agency in 2002 and has served as BSACAP’s deputy director since 2005. Upon her appointment as Deputy Director, Thacker created the agency’s communications department, which included the formalization of the agency’s annual report and the institution of the Board of Directors Manuals, the agency newsletter, and our website. She also brought order and enhanced privacy to employee records by formalizing Human Resource processes and creating a distinct department for those processes.

During the burst of funding provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Thacker successfully managed both the Weatherization Assistance Program (approximately $3 million) and the Community Services Block Grant (approximately $1.5 million). Thacker also oversaw increased funding to both the Senior Community Service Employment Program and the Workforce Investment Act Program.

Vice-Chair of the BSACAP Board of Directors A.B. Conley said, “Ms. Thacker was an outstanding candidate for the position. She has been an invaluable part of the agency’s inner workings for a number of years and has shown the kind of talent and skills we need to keep moving forward. The board is confident that Ms. Thacker will be a wonderful executive director.”

Written by Sarah Hill on December 3rd, 2018

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Condolences for Judy Clark   no comments

Posted at 8:35 am in News

Judy ClarkIt is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of our board member, colleague, and friend, Ms. Judy Clark.

Ms. Clark diligently served as a board member with Big Sandy Area Community Action Program since 2010 years and served as treasurer for five years. Her enthusiasm for Community Action, particularly the Head Start program which she was a part of for many years, and her concern for the health and welfare of eastern Kentucky families was truly an example to us all.

We have lost a friend and the Big Sandy Community has lost a tremendous ally in the fight against poverty.

So it is with a heavy heart that we share Ms. Clark’s obituary.

Judith L. Clark 70, of Pilgrim, Kentucky passed away Monday, May 30, 2016 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Judy was born on December 9, 1945 in Williamson, West Virginia to the late Chester Sr. and Beatrice Whittman Brown. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James T. Clark and two brothers, Corky Brown and Terry Brown.

Judy is survived by her three children, James Bowie (Delia) Clark of Inez, Kentucky, John David (Melinda) Clark and Lisa Ann Clark both of Lexington, Kentucky along with one granddaughter, Abbie Clark. She is also survived by two siblings, Chester Brown Jr. of Cattlesburg, Kentucky and Jenny BeDilion of Beauty, Kentucky and half-brother, Carl Maynard.

Funeral services will be held at the Inez First Baptist Church in Inez, Kentucky on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:00am with Sam Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow at the Clark Family Cemetery in Inez, Kentucky. Friends may visit at the church on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 6:00-9:00pm. Arrangements are under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, Kentucky.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Clark’s family in their time of sorrow. Her family has created a Life Tribute webpage to allow everyone to share their memories of her.

She will be missed.


Written by Sarah Hill on June 1st, 2016

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