I receive tremendous joy from serving our community, which I have been doing in a variety of ways for the past 20 years. From writing for the News and Tribune, launching the Get Action Podcast during Covid-19, and having a political consulting practice to being a practicing partner of an ever-growing dermatology group and volunteering with local agencies such as the Salvation Army and Hosparus, I am committed to using my strengths to help with our community.
In my senior year at New Albany High School, I was elected class president. It was thanks to the encouragement of my homeroom teacher, Mr. Forrest McCaffery, who took an interest in his students, that I had the confidence to run for this position. I continued my elected service by serving on the New Albany City Council for 7 years and now as a Floyd County Commissioner.
I strongly believe in the benefits of public education, especially in New Albany Floyd County schools, where students learn how to stand on their own two feet and receive a well-rounded experience. As a former board member of the Education Foundation, I am well aware of the foundation's work and the positive impact it has on our students.
-Al Knable, New Albany High School ‘84