Foundation Board

Join our Parks Foundation Board Members and become a Friend of the Park.

photo- Dee Maynard, Chris Dew, Mimi Ward, Alan Zaring, Lourdes Delfin, Mark Stivers, Lauralee Samples, Michael Ritchey, and Clay Cottongim.

Board Members as they appear in the photo.  

Dee Maynard, Board Secretary, Retired, known as “The Tennis Lady” around the Park.  Little known fact, our Shelby County  tennis programs have received national recognition!  

Christopher Dew, Board Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Citizens Union Bank.  Chris has  always enjoyed our park system, but now living along the Greenway trail the past few years has made him appreciate and experience it at a whole new level.

Mimi Ward, Board Chair,  Nonprofit Consultant, Member Clear Creek Park Masters Swim team, All-American USA Triathlon Aquabiker.

Alan Zaring, founding member of the Parks Foundation Board.  Alan and his family have actively participated in all the activities as well as supported the park for many years.  Alan is also an attorney, a talented musician, and avid bird hunter.

Lourdes Delfin, Board member since 2018, moved to KY in 2017 from Delray Beach, Florida.  Works in Operations / Engineering for a Telecommunications Infrastructure Company.  Her passion is being a wine consultant for a “clean crafted wine company, “Scout and Cellar”.

Mark Stivers, Board Vice Chair.  Financial Planner with Money Concepts Capital Corp. and Benefit Planning, Inc.  Board member since 2017.  Mark enjoys hunting and mowing on his rural Shelby County farm.

Lauralee Samples, Board Member since 2017. Elementary Teacher. Stone’s Throw Farm consultant.  Parks enthusiast since planting the Sycamore tree in the Jim Fegenbush Arboretum (Clear Creek Park), circa 1990.

Michael Ritchey, Board Member.  Commercial Banker/Relationship Manager at BB&T.  Board Member since 2018. Enjoying all that Shelby County Parks have to offer since the old City Pool days when we swam in the bubble.

Clay Cottongin, Retired Parks Director, presently serves as volunteer Parks Consultant/Foundation Executive Director. Provides oversight, guidance and Grant Writing for Greenway Trail and all other Park projects. Inducted into the Kentucky Recreation & Parks Society Hall of Fame in 2012.