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Craig Williams

Craig Williams

Craig Williams is a founding member of the grassroots community group Common Ground and of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation, and served as Director of KEF until January 2008. He is a charter member of the Kentucky Governor’s Chemical Material Demilitarization Citizen’s Advisory Commission, and currently serves as co-chair of the Kentucky Chemical Destruction Advisory Board, as well as spokesperson for the International Coalition Advocating Chemical Weapons Destruction.

Craig also has extensive community organizing experience related to veterans’ programs. He is the co-founder and secretary of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize). He has received several tributes in the U.S. Congress and was presented the John O‘Connor Citizens Achievement Award in 2003.

In addition, Craig is a board member of Blue Grass Tomorrow, a consultant for the Blue Grass Area Development District, a member of the PRISM Editorial Board for Eastern Kentucky University, and recently retired from coaching soccer in several schools and county leagues for over 25 years.

In April 2006, Craig was the North American recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize. Craig received a BA in Philosophy from Eastern Kentucky University, and in May 2008 was also awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Humanities from EKU. Craig lives in Berea, Kentucky, with his wife and near his two children and two grandchildren.


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