Kansas Sampler Foundation board of director's president, Shelia Lampe, announced that Christy Hopkins, Tribune, has been named to the board of directors.
Hopkins currently serves as the community development director for Unified Greeley County.
A Class X graduate of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program and a Kansas Health Foundation Fellow, Hopkins enjoys growing her knowledge of innovative projects and initiatives. She is also a core-team member of the PowerUps, a Kansas Sampler Foundation initiative dedicated to the empowerment and connection of Kansans aged 21-39 who are rural by choice.
She also serves on the boards of the Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Association and Wild West Country (southwest Kansas tourism region).
said, "We're excited to add Christy to the board but also want to thank
Lynda Fort, Ulysses, and Ellen Morgan, Salina, for their years of
dedicated service as they go off the board."
Founded in 1992 by Mil Penner and daughter Marci Penner, the mission of the Inman-based non-profit is to preserve and sustain rural culture.