Ashlee O. Dugan joined the PASA team as the Assistant to the Executive Director in October of 2019. Prior to PASA, Ashlee served as the PA Preferred Program Manager at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. While there, Ashlee spearheaded the inception of PA Preferred Brews, which allows for Pennsylvania brewers to brand their beers in a cohesive way when ingredients are sourced from local farms.
Ashlee was an integral part of the Broad Street Market renaissance, where she served as the Interim Manager and recruited over a dozen businesses. She also started Harrisburg’s first producer-only market, Farmers at Broad (FAB). A founding member of the Broad Street Market Alliance, Ashlee’s love of local farms, community outreach, and placemaking came to fruition through her service at the Broad Street Market.
A belief in the right of all people to have access to healthy and affordable food is the driving force to Ashlee’s commitment to serving local farmers.