State director, Missouri YMCA Youth in Government Program
Craig Lammers, CEO of the Jefferson City YMCA, knows Ken Hussey is a perfect fit for his position with the organization as well as an asset to the community as a whole. “He not only works closely with volunteers of the YMCA but engages himself as a volunteer in our community,” he says. In fact, Hussey’s community spirit, commitment and passion for improving the capital city are what Lammers feels make him stand out from the crowd and an excellent Ones to Watch choice. “Ken serves on numerous committees and communitywide projects,” he says. “Ken has embraced the role of the community relations director by involving himself in the community. He understands the importance of relationship-building within the community.” Lammers also considers Hussey a visionary who works hard to surround himself with people to get the job done. “Ken is a great example of someone that is not from Jefferson City but through his own initiative has become part of this community by his passion and desire,” he says.
Best advice from his parents: The advice my parents gave me was not a onesentence statement. Reflecting on my upbringing, I think the best advice from my parents was their encouragement of me to be involved and engaged in my community, starting with grade school and carrying forward now into adulthood. My parents set an example for my brothers and me by being involved themselves, and by doing so they were demonstrating for us the importance of making an impact in our community through service. Family: Wife, Kelsey; and two daughters: Lillian, 4, and Eleanor, 8 months Community involvement: Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, Jeff City START, hYPe, Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values, Serve Jeff City, Rotary International JC Evening Rotary Club president in 2008-2009, 3rd Ward City Council representative JC
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