Ashley C. Smith

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Ashley C. Smith graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Ashley brings many years of diverse experience in public service, educational programming and community outreach to the Fayette Alliance. Prior to joining the Fayette Alliance team, Ashley served as development coordinator at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center and worked for Community Ventures, Smiley Pete Publishing, KentuckyOne Health, Bluegrass Hospitality Group, and NetGain Technologies. Ashley is a member of the Ethical Redevelopment Salon, Kentucky State University President’s Advisory Board, and past Scholarship Chair for the Bluegrass Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In addition, Ashley serves on the management team for the crave food + music festival and steering committee for the Kentucky Rural Urban Exchange. Ashley is proud to help the citizens of her hometown make informed decisions around the building blocks of their daily lives.