In late November of 2008 a civic minded group with representation from across the county met to discuss the lack of access to fitness, wellness, and activity centers in the area. In the spring of 2009 that group commissioned a survey which indicated that the Meade County community as a whole would strongly support this type of organization and endeavor. With data to support the dream, the committee took the next critical step toward making this dream a reality. As a result, this group later formed the Meade Activity Center, Inc, (MAC) a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on promoting healthy lifestyles, developing programming, and building a health and wellness center to serve the community. The MAC’s core strategy is to promote programming and events to create a shift in awareness in the community towards creating and living a healthier lifestyle.
Since that time, the MAC has provided hundreds of programs and events to promote the mission of the project. Events such as community forums, 5K runs, triathlons, swim lessons, adult fitness programs, youth sports, and the MAC Matter’s Gala fundraiser have branded the organization as a serious, credible, and sustainable project. The Meade Activity Center has been supported in part by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, the United Way, The First Tee, the USTA, and the Todd Wagner Foundation. In 2015, we took a huge step forward by completing the construction of our new state of the art fitness facility that truly makes the MAC the hub of wellness and recreation in Meade County.
We have made great progress, but there is so much left to do. We need our local community to continue to fuel our mission through financial support, volunteerism, or both!
Aaron Greenwell took the role of Executive Director in the summer of 2012. In this role, Mr. Greenwell oversees all day-to-day operations and aspects of MAC programming and special events. Mr. Greenwell is a native of Meade County and a graduate of MCHS in 2000. Aaron attended the University of Kentucky where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Management. He spent a number of years with the YMCA of Central Kentucky most recently in the position of Executive Director at the Scott County Branch in Georgetown, Kentucky. While there, Aaron had a great opportunity to obtain a vast amount of experience developing and managing activities and programs for a non-profit organization similar to the MAC. While at the Meade Activity Center he has developed programs and events that have served thousands of local residents.
Gail manages all aspects of membership, programming, HR related tasks, and accounts receivable. Her wealth of knowledge in the non-profit sector make her a valuable asset to the MAC and a key member of our staff. A native of a neighboring community, Gail is able to truly see the value and impact that an organization like the MAC can make in the lives of children and adults in our area.
As Superintendent, Vince is responsible for all aspects of maintenance at the MAC. He is a licensed golf course superintendent and has years of experience in his field. In his tenure with the MAC he has made great strides in developing River Trace Golf and other current areas into viable revenue generating facilities.
Mike W. Greenwell
Mike Greenwell was hired in 2013 as part of our Facility maintenance team and was promoted to Assistant Superintendent shortly thereafter. In his role he works alongside Vince Bradley to provide oversight and maintenance of all MAC areas of recreation. Mike has multiple years of experience in maintenance and auto repair which make him an ideal fit for his position at the MAC.
Programs & Aquatic Coordinator
Johnathon Ives joined the team at the Meade Activity Center in 2018. He oversees operations of the MAC pool and is involved in nearly every program provided by the Meade Activity Center. He is a 2009 graduate of MCHS and he completed his business degree at Berea College in 2014. Johnathon has vast experience in the world of sports including a college playing career.
Fitness Center & REC League Coordinator
Terry Lancaster became part of the MAC team in 2018. She handles all administrative duties associated with REC League Afterschool Program and the MAC Fitness Center. She is a Meade County native and retired staff member of our local school system. Terry is a great fit at the MAC with her ability to connect with people & with her passion for fitness.