A life-long resident of Boone County, Hope Kinman represents District 7- Northern Boone County on Owen Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors.
While Hope grew up in Constance, she raised her family in Hebron and now resides in Florence. She worked as an elementary school administrative assistant, enjoying the opportunity to work closely with teachers, parents, and most of all, the children. Now retired, Hope volunteers at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence.
Hope joined the Board of Directors in 1996, and not only is the first female to serve on Owen Electric’s board, but the first female director to represent an electric distribution cooperative on the East Kentucky Power Cooperative Board of Directors.
“It’s an honor to have been the first woman to serve on both boards,” Hope said. “I appreciate the opportunity to stay active in my community and represent the members who live in northern Boone County.”
Hope’s involvement on the board of directors has been heavily influenced by her professional background and passion for volunteerism.
“I just enjoy being around people and being able to reconnect with old friends,” Hope said. “I try to do at least one good deed a day— I want to be helpful to others.”
In her spare time, Hope enjoys tending to her flower garden and spending time with family and friends. She has a daughter, Scottye; two grandchildren, Korey and Parker; and a great-granddaughter, Ellie.