Community & Economic Development

Amy Frogue

Associate Director
Amy is responsible for the oversight and coordination of the Community & Economic Development Department. She provides assistance to cities, counties, and special districts with regard to financing and developing projects.  In addition, Amy administers the PADD loan programs.

Kyle Cunningham

Infrastructure Coordinator
Kyle provides assistance to individual water and sewer utilities in the Pennyrile area with project planning and development activities.  He acts as facilitator of the Pennyrile Area Water Management Council and works closely with the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, Kentucky Rural Water Association and the Kentucky Division of Water.  Kyle also works with the GIS Manager to assist with mapping, computer-generated enhancements of documents, GIS displays of data and other services to enhance regional infrastructure planning projects.

Angela Herndon

Regional Transportation Planner
Angela supervises, plans, directs and performs work activities relating to contract work between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Pennyrile ADD.  She also provides technical assistance for the establishment and maintenance of city and county Planning Commissions, as well as other community development projects as needed.

Jessica Meredith

Community Development Specialist
Jessica plans, develops, writes and administers grants from various funding sources for community and economic development, public facilities and services, housing, and related projects.  She also functions as a liaison with state and federal agencies, local government officials, community organizations and the general public.

Chris Miller

GIS / Community Development Specialist
Chris works with the GIS Manager to assist with mapping, computer-generated enhancements of documents, GIS displays of data and other services to enhance regional planning and operations and to plan/develop, write, and administer grants from various funding sources for community development related projects.  Chris also works directly with local officials and other staff members as projects arise.    

Jared Nelson

Community Development Specialist / Public Administration Specialist
Jared plans, develops, writes and administers grants from various funding sources for community development projects. He provides technical assistance for Special Purpose Governmental Entities (SPGE) and guidance to local elected officials, as well as the Pennyrile Municipal Clerks Association, on issues that affect local governments.

Chris Sutton

Disaster Resiliency Coordinator (DRC)
Chris is the centralized regional point of contact for all coronavirus related information as it pertains to cities, counties, EM Directors, first responders, businesses, industries, education, medical providers, and other community stakeholder organizations to identify impacts, recovery needs, and resources.  Chris will assist area stakeholders in the development of strategies and/or solutions presented by the coronavirus in an effort to overcome obstacles and to re-adapt economically and will also oversee PADD’s COVID-19 Business Relief Working Capital Revolving Loan Fund Program.