Horizon Community Accelerator
The Horizon Community Accelerator is a new initiative that will inform, connect, and engage Northern Kentuckians through quarterly gatherings on topics that address our unique and changing community needs. This is a different type of accelerator, one that will harness the collective energy of individual community members to help strengthen Northern Kentucky.
The steering committee, a group of more than 40 passionate Northern Kentucky leaders representing a wide array of sectors and perspectives, has selected four key areas to focus on for its inaugural year: homelessness, volunteerism, intentionally engaging all communities, and Northern Kentucky’s regional identity.
Horizon Community Accelerator members include:
Amanda Greenwell United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Jordan Huizenga Children, Inc.
Sharmili Reddy City of Ft. Mitchell
Mike Sipple, Jr. Centennial Inc.
Ryan Joseph Allen Love Must Win, Inc.
Brett Blackwell Central Bank
Peggy Casey Arlinghaus Heating & Air Conditioning
Elishia Chamberlain City of Ludlow
Elizabeth Corbett Focus on Success
Seth Cutter Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Dawn Denham Northern Kentucky Chamber Foundation
Katie Enzweiler VonLehman CPA & Advisors
Elizabeth Fricke Children, Inc.
Julie Geisen Scheper Community Volunteer
Rebecca Gensler DevouGood Project
Kate Greene Center for Great Neighborhoods
Rachel Grubbs DesRochers Grateful Grahams
Jim Guthrie Hub + Weber
Adam Helbig TutorGen, Inc.
Dan Hunt Ziegler & Schneider, P.S.C.
Monica Ibarra Center for Great Neighborhoods
DaNelle Jenkins Northern Kentucky Health Department
Tamara Johnson Clark Schaefer Hackett
Tara Johnson Noem United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Brittney Kreimer Design Impact
Naashom Marx Cintrifuse
Katie Meyer Renaissance Covington
Michael Monks The River City News
Mark Neikirk NKU Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement
Carolyn Noe NKU Institute for Health Innovation
Lauren O’Brien Office of Cincinnati Council Member Amy Murray
Ryan Salzman NKU Political Science Department
Brian Sand S & S Fastener
Dave Schroeder Kenton County Public Library
Kyle Shumate VonLehman CPA & Advisors
Kristen Smitherman-Voltaire Gateway Community & Technical College
Jeremy Thomas MCM CPAs
Charlie Vance Erigo Employer Solutions
Aaron Vogt Student at Bellevue Middle School
Tim Vogt Citizen of Bellevue
Shelley Werner Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Schools
Wade Williams Northern Kentucky Tri-ED
Casey Williams Spotted Yeti Media
JB Woodruff UpTech