Whitney K. Coe of Athens, Tennessee in McMinn County is Coordinator of the National Rural Assembly with the Center for Rural Strategies,a rural movement made up of activities and partnerships geared toward building better policy and more opportunity across the country.

In 2018, she served locally on the Athens Thriving Communities team, leveraging local arts and culture assets across McMinn County to achieve economic vibrancy and growth.

Coe has a MA in Appalachian studies from Appalachian State University in North Carolina and an undergraduate degree in religion and philosophy from Queens University of Charlotte.

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