GEORGETOWN-SCOTT COUNTY COMMUNITY CONNECTION
1116 Comanche Trl
Georgetown KY 40324-1071
Contact Information
Nonprofit GEORGETOWN-SCOTT COUNTY COMMUNITY CONNECTION
Address 1116 Comanche Trl
Georgetown, KY 40324 1071
Phone (502) 370-6341
Contact Name Theo Leverenz
At A Glance
Former Names
No former name
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Contribution checks should be made out and mailed to: Community Connection, 1116 Comanche Trail, Georgetown, KY  40324
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Statements
Mission Statement
Connecting Agency to Agency -- People to People -- Need to Solution
Background Statement

In 1998, Scott Countians Against Drugs (SCAD) rallied support

from local agencies and received a Kentucky Incentives for

Prevention (KIP) grant. The mission of the grant was to bring

alcohol and drug prevention services to families and youth. This

grant required the establishment of a community coalition to identify

gaps in services and to help meet these needs in the community.

In February 2000, the KIP Community Coalition merged with the

Vision 2000 Task force. In September 2000, the merged group

renamed itself Georgetown-Scott County Community Connection, a

certified 501(c)3 corporation.

Georgetown-Scott County Community

Connection, Inc. is an organization devoted to linking people to

people, agency to agency, and need to solution.

Our monthly networking meetings provide a forum for

representatives of the health and human services to present new

program and initiatives to the very service providers who, by their

referrals, will make these programs and initiatives more effective.

Impact Statement
Past year's accomplishments:
 
(1) Coordinate the "Share the Joy"
(2) Administration of the Georgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical Services' Legecy Paramedic Scholarship
(3) Provide monthly Health & Human Services educational Speakers
(4) Facilitated creation of the Georgetown-Scott County Immigrant Initiative (now a free standing, independent 501(c)3 organization
(5) Provide to community a detailed health and human resources directory of services available to the community
 
Goals for current year:
 
(1) Enhance annual Share the Joy Program,
(2) Continued administration of the Legecy Parametic Scholarship program
(3) Enhance availability of educational health and human services speakers
Needs Statement The purpose of Georgetown-Scott County Community Connection, Inc. is to foster collaboration among all entities -- broadly construed -- involved in or associated with the health and human service sector of the community to provide a mechanism for ensuring that all Scott Countians have knowledge of and access to dependable and quality health and human services. We do this by: •Connecting agency to agency, people to people, and need to solution though the exchange of information and by referral; •Nurturing and supporting its existing partners and by valuing and fostering inclusion; •Working to eliminate barriers which prevent access to needed services and resources; •Working to identify service gaps and addressing those gaps; •Working to reduce duplication of services; •Working to see that services meet or exceed norms or standards; and •Working to establish acceptable standards where none currently exist.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
At least in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Georgetown-Scott County Community Connection, Inc. is a truly unique collaboratory consortium of health and human services departments, offices, organizations, schools, businesses, professionals and other individuals.  Our "Share the Joy" program is a SUCCESSFUL illustration!   We could do more if funding provided the opportunity to retain a full-time coordinator to enhance current endeavors, assist in creating new ones, and promote our organization in the community.
Board Chair Statement
See above statement from Board Chair / President
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Human Services
Tertiary Organization Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building / Community & Neighbourhood Development
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Scott County
The Georgetown-Scott County Community Connection, Inc. serves all of Scott County, including Georgetown, Stamping Ground, and Sadieville.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. The Georgetown-Scott County Community Connection, Inc. seeks to eliminate unnecessary overlap & duplication of health & human services in the Scott County (KY) community, identify and address gaps in necessary services, contribute to community education of services available.  The Community Connection has successfully increased the number of families & individuals served at Christmas through our "Share the Joy" program, assumed administrative responsibility for the local Emergency Medical Services' Legecy Paramedic Scholarship Program, maintained sponsorship of monthly luncheons with speakers addressing health & human services topics and issues in the Scott County (KY) community.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? (1) On-going monthly luncheons with speakers, (2) distribution of a monthly newsletter, (3) maintenance of a health & human services directory (used by the region's "211" service), (4) on-going maintenance of our website (www.gscconnection.org)
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? The Community Connection has an ACTIVE and INVOLVED Board of Directors, approximately 45-50 active participants, funding from the Scott County Fiscal Court, and occasional contributions from local civic organizations and individuals.
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? Indicators include records of Board & luncheon attendance and participation, numbers served through the "Share the Joy" program and Legecy Scholarship applications, records of formal and informal partnerships formed as a result of contacts made at the monthly luncheons.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? The Community Connection has successfully developed and continued major health & human services programs & initiatives (e.g., Legacy Paramedic Scholarship, "Share the Joy" program, Immigrant Initiative, and on-going support of health & human services related programs in the local schools.
Board Chair
Board Chair Pastor Richard Weekley
Company Affiliation Retired, Georgetown Baptist Church
Term July 2014 to June 2016
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. Judy AppleArts on MainVoting
Ms. Patti BurnsideScott County Pubic LibraryVoting
Ms. Katie FontiadisGeorgetown Montessori SchoolVoting
Mr. Bruce GordonHispanic InitiativeVoting
Mr. Jared HollonDeputy County Judge ExecutiveExofficio
Ms. Vickie KinnairdVolunteerVoting
Ms. Marsha LandinBluegrass Area Development DistrictVoting
Dr. Theo LeverenzE.P.P.A. ConsultingVoting
Ms. Jimmie PersleyAMEN House, Georgetown, KentuckyVoting
Mr. David SloaneGeorgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical ServicesVoting
Pastor Richard WeekleyGeorgetown Baptist ChurchVoting
Ms. Arlene WilsonOffice of the Mayor, Georgetown, KYVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 47%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 65%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mr. David Sloane
Company Affiliation Retired, Georgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical Services
Term July 2014 to June 2016
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Program / Program Planning
Comments
CEO Comments

To allow organizations and agencies in our community to come together and share their programs. This hopefully helps with the prevention of duplication of services. The other thing we have always done is look for the gaps in community services and see how these gaps can be overcome. Share the Joy is the best example of this. There was a lot of duplication going on until STJ began. We still have some but not as bad as before STJ began. This is a success!!! We could do a lot more if we had funding for a full time Coordinator, so our biggest challenge is money! We are addressing this by looking for grants, applying for assistance with the county/city government, etc.

I volunteer for this organization because I feel it meets a need in our community. We help get the word out about available resources to assist families in need.

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Pastor Richard Weekley
Term Start July 2014
Email richardweekley@georgetownbaptist.org
Experience
Kay Combs has been involved with the Community Connection since early 2009, including service on the Board of Directors.   When she began, she was asst. director of the Scott County Community Education program, was promoted to Director.  When the program was discontinued by the local School Board, she became an adult/community/conninuing education consultant.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 12
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation No
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Comments
CEO Comments
The Community Connection has an urgent and critical need for appropriate funding necessary to secure a full-time coordinator
Description
Share the Joy coordinates community efforts to collect Christmas gifts and provisions for holiday meals which are then delivered to families in need, especially those with children
Budget Approximately $750
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Families
Program Short Term Success
Immediate outcome of this program is the "instant" appreciation of recipients.
Program Long term Success
Before Share the Joy began, there were 25+ similar programs in the community that were not coordinated resulting in duplicate applications to the various sponsors.  This resulted in unnecessary duplication and expense.   Now that these efforts have been coordinated, approximately half again more families have been served, costs have actually be reduced, and local businesses have been more inclined to make contributions of items used for gifts.
Program Success Monitored By
The Community Connection monitors and coordinates this program
Examples of Program Success
Recipients of Share the Joy Christmas deliveries has increased annually since the program was begun.
Description
Community Connection serves as fiscal agent for the Georgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical Services' initiative (The Legecy Paramedic Scholarship) to recruit new paramedics from among local high school students, and provide financial aid to those who pursue paramedic training (typically at Eastern Kentucky University).
Budget $1,500
Category Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other Emergency Personnel
Program Short Term Success
Too soon to assess since the initiative is only 1 year old.
Program Long term Success
The program is only 1 year old, but a $1,000 scholarship has already been awarded, and at last count 6 - 8 high school students have begun entering an curricular and extra-curricular program that will qualify them to apply for financial aid should they choose to pursue paramedic training.
Program Success Monitored By
Fiscal matters are monitored by the Treasurer of the Community Connection and administrative matters are monitored by the Georgetown-Scott County Emergency Medical Services.
Examples of Program Success
While only 1 year old, a $1,000 has already been awarded.
Description
The Community Connection sponsors monthly presentations by health and human services professionals which provide information about the various programs, services, activities --- AND NEEDS --- of local agencies, departments, offices, and organizations.  These are a broad array of professionals that speak to education, child welfare, safety and security, various crises responses, social needs, etc.  Very often, these speakers will request assistance (financial as well as in-kind) to either enhance existing offerings or successfully launch new initiatives.
Budget $1,000
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short Term Success
Each month, those present leave with a new appreciation for the diversity of health and human services offered (or planned or needed) in our community.
Program Long term Success
The monthly speakers have REGULARLY educated those that attend to the services offered in the community, but also to the needs these services may have.   And not a month goes by when, following the speaker, two or more agencies present don't team up to pursue a joint initiative or program.
Program Success Monitored By
Community Connection coordinates speaker scheduling
Examples of Program Success
See above short- and long-term success information
Description
The Community Connection maintains an up-to-date health and human services directory categorized by service / recipient which includes brief descriptions of services and contact information.  This directory is available online, but a hard copy is also available.
Budget $250
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public Assistance
Program Short Term Success
The resource directory is regularly updated with new entries and updated contact information
Program Long term Success
The Resource Directory was initially available only in hard copy, but is now available online as well.   The resource directory was also essential to providing required information for the new 211 service to be available to Scott County residents.
Program Success Monitored By
The Community Connection monitors this program and maintains the directory.
Description The Hispanic / Immigrant Initiative is a cooperative effort to provide assistance to Hispanics and other immigrants seeking medical, housing, child, and financial support.
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Immigrants' Rights
Population Served Families, General/Unspecified
Program Short Term Success Immigrants of Hispanic descent has grown to include immigrants of Asian, oriental and other nationalities.
Program Long term Success Whlle initiated to assist local Hispanics, the efforts have expanded to serve immigrants of other nationalities
Program Success Monitored By A representative of the Hispanic / Immigrant Initiative is on the Community Connection Board of Directors.
Program Comments
CEO Comments The Community Connection regular sees the need for enhanced cooperation & collaboration of providers of health & human services to adequately insure these services are available to all in the Scott County (KY) community that are in need.   Although we have received VERY MUCH appreciated volunteer support for our efforts, financial support is necessary to expand our programs as we would like to.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
The Officers of Community Connection (President, President -Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer) collaborate monthly with the Board of Directors
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Financials
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2016
Projected Revenue $2,150.00
Projected Expenses $2,560.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$1,377$1,377$1,450
Federal------
State------
Local$1,377$1,377$1,450
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$2,652$337$4,532
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Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$4,958--$55
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$3,985$2,136$994
Administration Expense$1,961$3,735$851
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.510.663.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses67%36%53%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$4,298$2,988$3,214
Current Assets$4,298$2,988--
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$4,298$2,988$3,214
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments
The primary and critical financial need by the Georgetown-Scott County Community Connection, Inc. is funding for a full-time coordinator
Foundation Staff Comments The organization is required to file only IRS e-postcard which does not provide financial information.The financial information was provided the organization. Numbers are not audited. 
Address 1116 Comanche Trl
Georgetown, KY 403241071
Primary Phone 502 370-6341
CEO/Executive Director Pastor Richard Weekley
Board Chair Pastor Richard Weekley
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired, Georgetown Baptist Church