PRIDE welcomes Doug Brock to its boardSeptember 16, 2013 by clackey
Doug Brock has joined the Board of Directors of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc. As of September 2013, Brock will volunteer his time and expertise to direct PRIDE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky.
Brock is the Manager of Field Operations for Kentucky American Water (KAW), which is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing water and/or wastewater services to approximately half a million people. Brock oversees operations and maintenance of the company’s water distribution system.
“KAW’s core values include being a good steward of our environment, environmental education and resource sustainability,” Brock said. “These values align very well with PRIDE’s mission so a partnership seems natural.”
“Doug is a good fit for PRIDE because he is experienced with water and wastewater issues and he knows this region,” said Tammie Wilson, PRIDE President/Chief Executive Officer.
“PRIDE has assisted communities to improve their water quality and wastewater service for 16 years now, and Doug works on those issues every day at KAW,” Wilson explained. “Doug also earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of the Cumberlands and a master’s degree at Campbellsville University, so he clearly has ties to this region.”
“Dedicated, skilled board members are essential to the success of a small nonprofit, so I appreciate Doug’s commitment to PRIDE and the support shown by KAW,” Wilson added.
The PRIDE Board of Directors meets bimonthly to establish guidelines for PRIDE programs and approve the organization’s budget. Nine board members are volunteers who bring particular expertise to fulfilling the PRIDE mission. One staff member, the President/Chief Executive Officer also serves on the board.
PRIDE promotes “Personal Responsibility In a Desirable Environment” by encouraging and equipping communities to improve water quality, clean up solid waste problems and promote environmental education. PRIDE was founded by Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-5) and the late James Bickford, who was the Kentucky Secretary for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. PRIDE is funded primarily by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
For more information, please contact the PRIDE office, which is located at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset. The toll free number is 888.577.4339.