Foundation Board

2023 Board Members

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

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

Dee Maynard, Board Member since 2015, 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, German American 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. 

Jeanne Burnett, Board Secretary, is an Administrator for Associates in Pediatric Therapy and has called Shelby County home since 2005. Her park enthusiasm started as a young child with sports involvement. Now a busy mom of 4, her love for the outdoors and recreational activities has grown deeper.

Bill Lindley has been developing custom software systems since 1980.  He moved to Shelbyville about two years ago and began researching our history with a focus on the rail system and how it contributed to the development of the county and its communities.  He is an advocate for the Parks and our trail systems,     

Jake Meeks is retired but not retiring.   He spends countless volunteer hours at Shelby Trails Horse Park.   

Kylee Palmer is a Program Manager with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.  She and her husband, Eric, are active members of our Parks community through camps and athletic programs for their daughters.

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