The PADD is governed by those we serve. Our board of directors includes judge/executives, mayors, and citizen members from the eight counties Purchase Region, including Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken. Over 250 community members actively participate in committees and task forces that provide input and guidance to the program areas they support. Funding for these programs is provided through a blending of federal, state, and local funding sources.

2020 Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, April 27, 2020
  • Monday, May 25, 2020 – Cancelled (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, June 22, 2020
  • Monday, July 27, 2020
  • Monday, August 24, 2020
  • Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Monday, October 26, 2020
  • Monday, November 23, 2020
  • Monday, December 28, 2020Cancelled

Board of Directors Officers

ChairmanMr. Arthur Boykin, Citizen Representative
Vice ChairpersonHickman County Judge/Executive Kenny Wilson
SecretaryMayor Rita Dotson, City of Benton
TreasurerBallard County Judge/Executive Todd Cooper
Tamie Johnson, Citizen Representative

Current Members

Ballard County Members   Judge/Executive Todd Cooper
Ms. Cathy Pigg, Official Designee for Mayor David Phillips, City of Wickliffe
Mr. Justin Puckett  
Calloway County Members  Judge/Executive Kenny Imes
Mayor Bob Rogers, City of Murray
Mr. Mark Manning
Ms. Sue Outland
Carlisle County Members Judge/Executive Greg Terry
Mr. Bill Fraser
Ms. Nancy Henley, Official Designee for Mayor Philip King, City of Bardwell 
Fulton County Members   Judge/Executive Jim Martin
Mr. James Adams, Official Designee for Mayor Heath Carlton, City of Hickman
Mr. Mike Gunn, Official Designee for Mayor David Prater, City of Fulton
Mr. Perry Turner
Mr. Greg Curlin 
Graves County Members  Mr. Richie Galloway, Official Designee for Judge/Executive Jesse Perry
Mayor Kathy O’Nan, City of Mayfield
Mayor Charles Shelby, City of Wingo
Mr. Kenneth ‘Pete’ Galloway
Mr. Deric Todd
Ms. Tamie Johnson 
 Hickman County Members     Judge/Executive Kenny Wilson
Mr. John Kelly, Official Designee for Mayor Fred Cox, City of Clinton
Mr. Howard Dillard
Ms. Judy Stephens 
Marshall County MembersJudge/Executive Kevin Neal
Mayor Rita Dotson, City of Benton
Mr. John Ward, Official Designee for Mayor Lynn Jones, City of Calvert City
McCracken County Members   Judge/Executive Craig Clymer
Mayor Brandi Harless, City of Paducah
County Commissioner Bill Bartleman
Mr. Arthur Boykin
Ms. Frances Hamilton
Ms. Lee King
Ms. Pam Wright  
LegislatorsSenator Danny Carroll
Senator Stan Humphries
Representative Chris Freeland
Representative Richard Heath
Representative Larry Elkins
Representative Steven Rudy
Representative Randy Bridges