Six years ago, the region came together and began to share ideas. Those ideas did not create another program. It created a movement. The ideas shared at the first Summit and listening sessions throughout the region culminated in a Blueprint for the Future of Appalachia. This plan is comprised of seven objectives, and we exist to make sure this plan does not sit on a shelf. We have a Plan, we have a dedicated network of Partners, and we have the Proof that we are addressing challenges and seizing opportunities throughout Appalachia Kentucky. At this year’s Summit, we have built the stage for our partners to showcase their amazing work.