Lawrence County to be Represented in a Regional Roundtable Discussion

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)’s Appalachian Leadership Institute is hosting a Facebook live roundtable discussion on the COVID-19 response across Appalachia. The discussion, moderated by Bruce Decker of Collective Impact, will include the following Institute fellows: Luke Glaser, Beau Harbin, Josh Sawyers, Denny Wayne Robinson, Jesse Turner, and Laura White-Brown.

Tune in at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 to hear six #AppalachianLeaders, including the mayor of the City of Loretto, discuss their communities’ responses to #COVID19, the challenges they face and the successes they’ve realized. 

“Our community has led the charge in supporting small business during the COVID-19 pandemic,” explained Mayor Jesse Turner. “I am proud to tell Lawrence County’s story of teamwork during this roundtable.”

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and share insights from their communities. Share this information with anyone who might be interested.

The Appalachian Regional Commission is a regional economic development agency composed of governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair, appointed by the President of the United States. ARC invests in local communities throughout the region to build economic growth and community capacity in Appalachia.

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Watch the discussion live on the ARC Facebook page at