Amanda Workman Scott and Jenny Totten: Supporting and Developing Rural Leaders

Welcome to another episode of the Bottom-Up Revolution podcast, featuring two inspiring women who serve at the West Virginia Community Development Hub. Amanda Workman Scott is the Director of Community Engagement and Jenny Totten is Community Development Coordinator.  

Both grew up in West Virginia, left, and then felt a pull to come back home and serve their communities. Their work is oriented towards bottom-up action, focused on listening to resident stories and helping lift them up as leaders—not tell them what to do or push them down a specific path.

Jenny and Amanda share what drew them to this work, how they do honest and authentic community engagement and then at the end, they cap it off with a ton of great advice for everyone out there who might want to get better at taking incremental, locally-based action to serve neighbors and build stronger towns.

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