The Scott County Community Foundation has welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors beginning Oct. 1. Melinda Sparkman, Josh Stigdon and Dennis Wilson replace outgoing board members Lynda Phillips, Pat Bridge, Marsha Howser, Connie Kenninger, Jason Mount and Matt Oberlies.

Melinda Sparkman is a lifelong resident of Lexington. She is a graduate of Scottsburg High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University and her Master of Business Administration degree from University of Louisville. She has been employed at Farm Credit Mid-America since August 1984 as a senior financial analyst.

She is currently the 8th grade girls? basketball coach at Scottsburg Middle School and has been involved with the girls? basketball program at Scottsburg for over 25 years. She enjoys anything outdoors, especially water sports.

?I joined the Community Foundation Board because I love my hometown,? said Sparkman. ?I feel I have a responsibility to do what I can to make it even better for future generations and to give back.?

?The Foundation is responsible for so many beneficial and exciting programs in the community?programs that are sure to have a big impact on our community?s future,? added Sparkman. ?Their focus on education, the youth and their deep desire to better the community is admirable.?

Josh Stigdon of Scottsburg is an attorney with Alcorn, Goering & Sage, LLP in Madison. He is president of the Jefferson County Bar Association, ambassador for the Greater Scott County Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys fishing. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have one daughter, Ella.

?I am interested in ensuring that Scott County is a place that future generations will feel proud to call home,? said Stigdon when asked why he joined the Board of Directors.

Dennis Wilson of Scottsburg is a farmer. He is a member of Zoah Christian Church. He has been married to Linda for 38 years. They have two sons, Joe and Andy (Emily) and a grandson, Alan.

Wilson was a former board member for the Scott County Community Foundation, having served from 2001-2007.

?Being on the Board gives an opportunity to serve future generations of Scott County, not just the current citizens,? said Wilson.

?We?re excited and fortunate to have Denny, Josh, and Melinda join the Scott County Community Foundation Board of Directors,? said Board Chairman Adam Gibson. ?In speaking with each, it is apparent their unique histories of involvement in our community, along with their professional experience, will add to the diverse perspectives of the Board, allowing new insights to develop as we [the Scott County Community Foundation] continually strive to identify and address community needs?both today and for years to come.?