Green Hills

ASA Communications

The ASA devises and distributes resolutions regarding ongoing issues outside of the association. Below is a description of and link to each ASA resolution in PDF format.

The Mountaintop Removal Resolution passed at an ASA Business Meeting on 20 March 1999, requests that Mountain Top Removal and Fill-In of Valleys in the Appalachian region be stopped immediately.

The Radford University Resolution an address made by former ASA President Carol Baugh, was given to the Radford University Appalachian Studies Department in March of 2008. This resolution expresses support for the RU Appalachian Studies Dept.in light of the University’s efforts to downsize its Appalachian Studies program.

The KCTCS Tenure Resolution passed by the ASA Steering Committee on 29 March 2009, requests that the KCTCS Board of Regents reinstitute tenure as an option for new employees.

The Memorandum of Understanding an agreement between the ASA and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), was entered into on 23 July 2009 for the purpose of “seek[ing] opportunities to collaborate in activities and take actions to benefit the Appalachian people, their region, and their communities.”

The Letter of Protest was written by former ASA President Gordon McKinney in February 2003, in response to CBS wanting to air a show called “The Real Beverly Hillbillies,” a series which the ASA felt would exploit people in the Appalachian region.

The Resolution in Support of ARC's Use of Funds was printed in issue 3.1 of Appalink in May 1979. It applauds the efforts of the Appalachian Regional Commission to use funding for the support of local grassroots organizations.