- being the first childcare center in Northern Kentucky to receive a 5 STAR rating (7 of the Agency’s 11 Centers now have a 5 STAR rating)
- a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce “Emerging 30” Award Winner
- an Impact 100 Award Winner
- and most recently receiving the Innovation Award from the Kentucky Nonprofit Network.
COVINGTON, KY [January 23, 2018]– Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) Executive Director, Florence Tandy, has announced plans to retire on June 1st. Tandy has served as Executive Director of NKCAC since 2005. Under her leadership, the organization has grown in size, complexity, and capacity. The Board of Directors has initiated the process of selecting Tandy’s successor. It is anticipated that a national search will be conducted. “Florence has done so much for NKCAC in her time with the Agency. She’s grown its services to include affordable housing and established great relationships with companies like Duke Energy and PNC Bank. We’re so very proud of the Lincoln Grant Scholar House, which was recognized by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network recently for its impact on our community. Florence has been the powerhouse behind all of that momentum. It’s been a pleasure working with her. I know that the entire Board will agree that we watch her go with very mixed feelings but know that she’s done so much to put this organization in the right place to transition to new leadership,” said NKCAC Board Chair JC Morgan. Tandy’s retirement will close the chapter on a remarkable career which included 30 plus years in nonprofit leadership in human services, healthcare and technical assistance organizations. During her time at NKCAC, several new initiatives were launched to end the cycle of poverty, including nationally acclaimed work around supporting victims of childhood trauma, the rehab of Lincoln Grant School into the Lincoln Grant Scholar House, and Early Head Start. Lincoln Grant Scholar House and Early Head Start are two initiatives Tandy holds close to her heart. “From the moment I started working at NKCAC I wanted Early Head Start in Northern Kentucky. Our kids need quality instruction during those early formative years. Lincoln Grant Scholar House is another initiative I knew the community needed. It is an innovative model of a two-generational approach to ending poverty and establishing a pathway for single-parent households to get a college degree and be successful,” Tandy stated. Morgan credits Tandy with building a culture of excellence at NKCAC saying “she is known for her mission-minded leadership that is both motivating and bar setting.” During her tenure, the Agency received many honors and distinguished awards including: