Consultant, Corbin City Commissioner
Hometown: Corbin, KY
Education: Allison is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
Community Support: Allison is involved with the Corbin Community Backpack Program, Corbin Ossoli Club, and the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors.
Occupation: Allison is a consultant for the Corbin City Commissioner.
Family: Allison has two daughters, Evelyn and Maria.
How was volunteerism encouraged in your family or community?
Volunteerism is not merely encouraged; it is embedded into our family culture. From a young age, my parents and grandparents instilled the values of empathy, community service, and civic responsibility into myself and my siblings. They also led by example. From participating in multiple civic organizations and regularly volunteering in the community, to starting the Corbin Community Backpack Program, which my grandmother still oversees today, I have been blessed to watch my family members demonstrate the importance and impact of such work. Because of this, I have had the privilege of volunteering with multiple charitable organizations over the years and continue to do so in our community to pass the values onto my children as well.
How does healthcare support a thriving community?
Healthcare, including mental healthcare, is pivotal for a thriving community as it ensures the well-being and productivity of its members. Access to quality healthcare leads to a healthier population, reducing disease spread and improving life expectancy. This creates a positive ripple effect: healthy individuals contribute more effectively to the economy, engage more in community activities, and support educational and social progress. Preventative care and early intervention in health issues also reduce overall healthcare costs, allowing more investment in other community development areas. Essentially, robust healthcare is foundational for the overall growth and sustainability of a community
How can gratitude help heal you spiritually, physically and emotionally?
Gratitude enhances the spiritual, physical and emotional healing by fostering a positive mindset, which can lead to reduced stress and improved mental health. Spiritually, it cultivates a sense of connectedness and a sense of life’s purpose. Physically, it can lower blood pressure and improve sleep, indirectly benefitting overall health. Emotionally, practicing gratitude enhances mood, reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, and builds resilience, contributing to overall mental well-being.