Hello from the desk of the Alliance. Yesterday I had the honor of attending Safe Harbor’s Candlelight Vigil and an Ashland Alliance Ribbon Cutting for their new art studio and their new pet kennel.  I sat in the fall sun and heard the story of how Safe Harbor was formed. I heard how victims of domestic violence have a home, place of recovery, and a place to heal. What I actually heard is how special this place we call home is.

It is hard not to be moved by the dedication of many for those that are in need. Our community has kind hearts and vision. We are working for the days when opportunity, for all, helps build our families and strengthens the bonds we share. We certainly have work to do, but it is important to say thank you to those that are working to make it better along the way.

We are three weeks from election day. I want to say thank you to all that have stepped up and said I want to serve. I want to say thank you to those that step into the ring to make things better.  Let us all have the civility to honor differences of opinions and realize together we will move ahead.

We’re still fighting a dangerous opponent in COVID-19, our business community is finding a new normal in this, all too strange, year of 2020.  There is hope on the horizon.  Beautiful days of fall are here.  People are working to give their talent and support to those that need it the most.  And this organization is making headway with new projects and hope for brighter days to come.

Enjoy your day, your weekend, and your family. Together we will move ahead and be stronger on the other side.

— Tim Gibbs
Ashland Allinace