Andrea Shepard Mack
FOUNDER and owner of Rivertown Communications LLC, parent company of What’s Happening!
The What’s Happening! family of publications began in 1991 in Boone County, Kentucky. It was a rapidly growing county yet there was no centralized resource of information for residents. Andrea, then a new resident herself, presented the idea of a collaborative publication which would be mailed, free of charge to all residents, to inform them about services, county leadership, and how taxes were being spent. In 1996, Oldham County began its What’s Happening!, followed by Campbell and Kenton Counties in 2001. As of 2019, over 450,000 publications are mailed to the residents in these four counties as well as to businesses in both Oldham and Campbell Counties. What’s Happening! is open to all tax-ulitizing organizations as well as utilities, special taxing districts, and non-religious or non-political 501 (c)s.
In addition to What’s Happening!, Ms. Mack is a writer and editor, having written and/or edited five books for herself, businesses, and foundations.