My husband and I recently moved to Ashland. During my search for homes, I very quickly narrowed my search to finding a home in Ashland because it looked like an amazing town with all the things we were looking for. I am amazed by how beautiful and quiet the town is, especially compared to living in the city. I actually found out about Nyanza the morning after putting in our offer and I was scared. I contemplated canceling the offer but just could not shake the feeling that this town should be our new home, our first place. I did some research, and after speaking with the EPA officer assigned to Nyanza I felt comfortable enough to move forward. I found out about the RTD by accident when I quickly browsed through the town newspaper while waiting to complete our marriage license application at the town hall. Once again, I felt the same fear I did when I initially heard about Nyanza, except this time it wasn't just fear; I was also upset to hear that homes would be built that close to the site given the history. This time, I no longer had the option to just walk away so I decided to get involved. I can't remember exactly how I first heard about ACAC but I am happy I did. Over the course of the next several months, I stayed informed by following their Facebook page and did all the outreach they suggested to bring awareness about Phase I of the RTD and to try to get our elected officials to advocate on behalf of the town's residents. I am proud of all the work the group did to help identify some of the outstanding issues regarding Nyanza and to ensure certain safety concerns were addressed. I was honored to be eventually asked to join ACAC. While I wish the circumstances were different, I am excited to be a part of an amazing, hard-working, multi-talented group of people. Many of the members are life-long residents who love their community so the group is very passionate about the work we do. Please take a moment to read the information provided on our page and identify ways you too can get involved - let's all work together to keep Ashland safe.