ASAP is pleased to announce the first ever Anderson County Ally of the Year Award. Candidates for the award were nominated by community members for their passion for creating a healthy and productive Anderson County and are united by one goal: to use their leadership, influence and communication skills to raise funds to help prevent and reduce substance misuse in Anderson County. Each dollar raised by the candidates will count as one vote. The person with the most votes will be named ASAP’s Anderson County Ally of the Year and be recognized at a luncheon on January 30.
ASAP has made significant reductions in the number of Anderson County students who have used alcohol, tobacco or marijuana including a 43% reduction over the past two years in the number of students who drink alcohol. However, ASAP relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to continue these efforts. Proceeds from the 2015 Anderson County Ally of the Year will go to support our mission to prevent and reduce youth substance misuse in Anderson County by collaborating with community partners to implement effective intervention strategies. All proceeds will go to support substance misuse prevention efforts right here in Anderson County!
Please vote for your candidate below or call 865-457-3007 to set up voting by cash or check or in an amount that is not listed. All proceeds will go to support substance misuse prevention efforts right here in Anderson County!
Tom has been the Director of Missions for the Clinton Baptist Association, which is made up of 48 different Baptist churches, since 2009. He has been the pastor of one church in Mississippi and two churches in Tennessee for a total of 30 years and also spent 22 years in the military before retiring and taking his current position. Tom serves on the Board of Directors for the Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County, ETHRA, Anderson County Office on Aging, and the Boys, and Girls Club of North Anderson County. He is also the Co-Chair of the Community Advisory Board in Anderson County and an American Red Cross volunteer.
Larry Foster is in his 42nd year with Anderson County Schools. He has served as Director of Schools since July 1, 2009. Larry is active with the Chamber of Commerce and Claxton Optimist Club. He is a member of South Clinton Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Larry has been married to Nancy Foster for 40 years and they have 3 grown children, Laura and husband Josh Webber, Matthew Foster and Michael Foster and wife Katie. He has one granddaughter, Kathryn Webber.
Ronnie is a lifelong resident of Anderson County and has always loved his community. He graduated from Clinton High School and then on from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Business. From that time on in 1976, he’s been employed at Fox Toyota in Clinton. Ronnie is also a member of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Rotary Club, Clinton Civitan Club, the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, and a deacon at Grace Baptist Church. He is married to his wife, Karen and has three children and 6 grand-children. He’s happy to be involved in his community and committed to helping make it a better place one day at a time.
Timothy Isbel, is a graduate of Fulton High Vocational School and a single parent of 3 with youngest daughter attending Lake City Middle school. He is a journeyman Tool and Die maker, with certificates of training in Machine services, Hydraulic Specialist, and manufacturing design. He is the President of Unlimited Fluid Power Inc. and of Rocky Top Tennessee Marketing and Manufacturing Inc. His is currently an Anderson County Commissioner representing district 4 serving on numerous boards. He also serves on the board of the North Anderson County Boys and Girls Club and is on the Board of Directors of Rocky Top Chamber of Commerce, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and Anderson County Tourism Board, Clinton Civitan board and proudly serving with ASAP from its inception.
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Robert has been the owner and president of Jones Mortuary LLC Clinton TN for 11 years. He studied at Cincinnati College of Applied Science and Roane State Community College. For the past 35 years Robert has been an active member of Eagle Bend Apostolic Church in Clinton. He has lived in Anderson County all of his life and been active in the Lions Clubs, Optimist Club, and Alarm Camp for Youth, which provides stability and instructions on life in general and all the challenges that young people are confronted with such as prescription drug misuse, self-esteem issues, and peer pressure to mention a few.
Bear Stephenson is a 1966 graduate of Clinton High School and a 1970 graduate of Tennessee Tech where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. After college he served in the army achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Bear has been local business owners since 1982 when he started Stephenson Realty and Auction. He is very active in his community as member of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, a founding member and past president of the Clinton Rotary Club, the American Legion and the Boys & Girls Club of North Anderson County.