FRANKFORT, Ky (April 13, 2016) Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton will be the keynote speaker at the Western Kentucky Women Veterans Regional Conference April 30 in Bowling Green.
“I am happy to address my fellow women veterans, especially in my hometown,” Lt. Gov. Hampton said. “The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) is doing a great job of reaching out to women veterans throughout the Commonwealth and I am honored to support that effort.”
The conference is the first of two regional Women Veterans Conferences planned for 2016; the second will be in Eastern Kentucky this fall.
“One of the requests we received from women veterans after the statewide conference we held in Louisville last year was to hold regional conference more accessible to women veterans throughout the state,” said KDVA Deputy Commissioner Heather French Henry.’”We will always do whatever we can to accommodate our veterans.”
The April 30 conference will feature expert-led sessions on veterans benefits, education, employment/entrepreneurship and starting local women veterans groups.
Bowling Green Mayor Pro-Tem Melinda Hill will welcome the attendees. Lunch will feature live music, there will be more than 20 veteran-oriented and local vendors, and the event will close with door prizes.
The conference is free of charge, but does require advance registration. For more information, call or email Women Veterans Coordinator LuWanda Knuckles at 502-564-9203, LuWanda.Knuckles@ky.gov.
In 1985, Lt. Governor Hampton joined the U.S. Air Force as a computer systems officer, writing computer code and testing software. Her seven years of military service included a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. She was inducted into the 2015 Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame in recognition of both her military service to the nation and general community service during her post-military career.