Sallye Hill Stumbo
Sallye is widely known in the Frankfort community as a former City Commissioner and volunteer for civic groups, schools, and our land trust! Her “never met a stranger” attitude makes it clear that she’s interested in people and her community but as we found at WWLT, she’s interested in conservation too.
Sallye's interest and passion for the land conservation springs from seeing the pollution and destruction of her homeland, the east Kentucky mountains, streams and rivers, because of strip mining. For her WWLT biography she wrote: “I spent the first 18 years of life on a 35-acre farm 5 miles from Prestonsburg, Floyd Co, KY. The small Abbot Creek flowed around our bottomland into the Big Sandy River. Our working farm had cows, chickens, pigs, a dog, cats and a very large garden. As the youngest of four children, we all helped plant and harvest the crops. Beef, pork, and poultry from the farm fed our family. I wandered the hills, found wildflowers, played in the creek and learned to swim in the Big Sandy.”
After getting her college degrees she spent her work life in counseling; a health screening project in 13 Eastern KY counties; counselor for college students from public assistance families from all over the state; Health Planner for the Big Sandy Area Development District; and, part-time teacher at Prestonsburg Community College. Sallye moved to Frankfort in the late 70s, she worked in Kentucky's Appalachian Regional Commission program, writing grants to start Home Health and Child Development and Vocational Education centers. The last half of her working life, Sallye owned a State Farm Insurance Agency.
Clearly, Sallye has a long history and interest in community support! Her family, including her son, David, and grandkids Miles and Ella, are further inspiration to her in ensuring healthy places for healthy people.
Sallye has been a Board member since 2011.