Cassia Herron named 2020 recipient of Sue Anne Salmon Community Advocacy Award

2020 Sue Anne Salmon Community Advocacy Award

On January 9, 2010, the Board of the Kentucky Resources Council  authorized the first award ever given by KRC. The “Sue Anne Salmon Community Advocacy Award,” is intended to recognize those who demonstrate principled and courageous advocacy for the betterment of community and the environment, as Sue Anne did for her whole life. Sue Anne “smiled from ear to ear” when she learned of the award, according to her sister Lucy. Sue Anne died on January 13, 2010 after a six-year battle with ovarian cancer.

The Board of the Kentucky Resources Council is proud to bestow the 2020 Sue Anne Salmon Community Advocacy Award on Cassia Herron, who through her many advocacy efforts has demonstrated principled and courageous effort for the betterment of community and the environment.

Cassia is someone who has a long history of connecting food justice, environmental justice, and statewide agricultural system reform. She has worked with the Community Farm Alliance, is currently Chair of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and is spearheading the drive for a community-owned grocery (Louisville Community Grocery).

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