Lisa Dettlinger is a people and tree hugger. She brings years of experience for engaging residents of neighborhoods to create a healthier and safer environment to Louisville Grows. Her career working for other local nonprofits has encompassed many aspects of community development addressing environmental and social justice issues within our urban communities.

At a very young age, Lisa’s mom led her in civic engagement by canvassing door-to-door and volunteering for various community organizations and political campaigns. Lisa served as the first woman to chair the Board of Supervisors for the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District. She has received the Earth Day Award from the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Louisville Defender.

Lisa is most proud of her two sons, Max and Zach, and their interest to preserve and protect the environment and motivation to live sustainably. She finds tranquility in the peace of nature of nature, especially when hiking among the trees and in the mountains. Lisa and her dog, HoneyB, escape to the local state parks as often as possible to enjoy the outdoors. Her other interests include growing her own veggies and fruits, kayaking, traveling, listening to music and dancing.