Secretary, Board Member
Savanna Lyons is the Federal Safety Net Campaign Director for Our Children Our Future and one of the founding Steering Committee members of Rise Up West Virginia, a political action group in Charleston, WV. She also manages the West Virginia Youth Organizing Fund, an fellowship program that trains marginalized young people in organizing and electoral work. Previously, she worked in community development, workforce development, and local food systems development for 10 years in West Virginia. She founded and directed the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition, a statewide coalition dedicated to agricultural economic development and food justice; helped to launch the Value Chain Cluster Initiative, a technical assistance program for food entrepreneurs; and directed educational programs and food hub operations for Refresh Appalachia, a food and farm entrepreneurship training program for displaced workers. Savanna holds degrees in Economics, Sustainable Agriculture, and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University and Iowa State University.