PERFORMING OUR FUTURE:
F O R U M
Ada Smith is from Whitesburg, KY and currently serves as Appalshop's Institutional Development Director. She previously served as Program Coordinator and Co-Director for Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute. Ada serves on the board of Southerners on New Ground and eastern Kentucky's CDFI, the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development. Ada is a founding member of the Stay Together Appalachian Youth (STAY) project, was a 2013 Arts & Culture Fellow by the Rockwood Leadership Institute, and is a 2016 BALLE Local Economy Fellow.