Align Southern Indiana
Network member since 2017
A new regional initiative, Align Southern Indiana, brings together community leadership and representation from Southern Indiana’s Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington Counties to build greater alignment for the future of the region.
In the spring of 2017, over 100 leaders from the five county area came together to articulate a regional vision. Participants were asked to address the question: What needs to be in place for us to be successful as a region? The priorities identified through these strategy sessions will guide the work of convening community stakeholders to design and implement solutions and to align community resources.
Priority areas identified include unified and focused leadership, high quality educational attainment, career opportunities, sustainable employment and behavioral health and wellness resources.
Rita Shourds has been named Executive Director of Align Southern Indiana. Ms. Shourds most recently served as Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College of Southern Indiana and prior was Executive Director of Louisville’s largest and oldest non-profit, The Home of the Innocents. She has spent her entire career in post-secondary education and the non-profit sector.
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