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Spring Brings Leadership Transitions for Kentucky Office

After more than a decade of service at AARP Kentucky, State Director Phil Peters retired March 30. He leaves AARP after a long, successful career and is entering the next chapter of his story.

His work on behalf of AARP members in Kentucky began in 2001 when he transferred from the AARP Dallas Regional Office to open the Kentucky State Office doors in Louisville. Under his leadership, the state office has worked consistently to enhance the quality of life in Kentucky and led positive social change through advocacy and community service.

Peters built a reputation across the state for standing up for AARP members and future generations of Kentuckians. His work delivered new consumer protections, relief from utility increases, and funding for community based services.

Most notably in 2004, AARP Kentucky led grassroots efforts (organizing a new coalition – Advocates for Reforming Medicaid Services) to restore services and $250 million dollars in cuts from the state’s Medicaid program.

Under Peters, the state office’s key legislative accomplishments included passage of:
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