On Tuesday, February 11, The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) hosted the second annual GSA Breakfast for legislators. Guests included: GSA Council members Rick Dubose, Deputy Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage program Lindy Casebier; The Kentucky Center Education Committee members Alice Sparks and Diane Tobin; Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Bob Stewart; fourteen legislators and over fifty students and parents. Guests shared breakfast with their legislators and were able to give firsthand, face-to-face accounts of the importance of GSA in their lives.
Later in the month, Kentucky Center Interim President Don Parkinson and GSA Director Carrie Nath presented to the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Economic Development & Tourism, Natural Resources, and Environmental Protection. The presentation included an overview of the Governor’s budget recommendations to increase GSA appropriations to serve 300 students and also fund a new, conventional roof at the Center.
We are deeply grateful to those individuals who have contacted their legislators on behalf of GSA, and encourage others interested in this type of support to contact us at (502) 566-5192. Your voice makes a difference and the difference could mean 100 additional deserving students being able to fulfill their dream of attending GSA.