Tammy Piper has lived in Muhlenberg County her whole life. For the past ten years, she has managed the Central City Convention Center. In the afternoons, you can find Piper teaching Blue Knight Crossfit classes. She is also a personal trainer and she teaches self-defense classes to women in the county. Piper and her husband, Alex, a county Sheriff’s Deputy, have four children.
Strongly involved in Muhlenberg County, Piper is active with several community organizations including the Muhlenberg County Health Coalition, 4-H, Muhlenberg County Tourism, Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress, Champions for a Drug Free Community, and the Muhlenberg County Humane Society. She is also co-chair of the census committee.
Recently, Piper has been accepted into Leadership Kentucky, a program open to professional individuals throughout the state. “I’ll be representing Muhlenberg County this year,” Piper says, adding that only fifty Kentuckians are accepted into the program annually. “I hope to talk to others and see what economic programs have worked for them. I want to develop partnerships and communication throughout the state on a higher level.”
In 2020, Piper will influence her county in a new way: serving as the Chamber of Commerce President. This is her sixth year serving on the Chamber board in some capacity. When it comes to goals for the upcoming year, “Of course, you want to increase membership,” Piper says. Aligning herself with business owners and leaders, however, is what she most hopes to accomplish. “I want to reach out to businesses who may not be familiar with the Chamber and let them know what we can do for the promotion of their business.”
Members of the Chamber of Commerce have frequent opportunities to connect with other members and the community. Additionally, businesses receive promotions in the form of advertising and newsletters. “I think being the Chamber of Commerce President will help progress me in my goal of partnering with the community,” Piper says. “I look forward to 2020 and I feel like 2020 will be a great year for Muhlenberg County and economic growth.”