Milford businesswoman Priscilla Lynn has been named the new executive director of Milford’s Promise, the alliance for youth.

According to President Donna Corey, “We are very excited about the coming year with Priscilla at the helm. She is a visionary and will join with us to serve and inspire the youth of our community.”

Lynn is a long time Milford resident and entrepreneur. She is actively engaged in the greater Milford community, and is a member of the Milford Chamber of Commerce, the Network of Executive Women, and the Downtown Milford Business Association.

She recently received the dual honor of being named Ambassador of the Year as well as receiving the Health and Wellness Council Award during the Milford Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards of Achievement luncheon.

She will continue to provide services to her consulting clients and to the Downtown Milford Business Association.

Lynn is mother to two grown children, three grandchildren, and she has an 11-pound mini-dachshund.

“I am so honored to be chosen to support this worthwhile organization, especially one that focuses on the well-being of children,” Lynn said. “I look forward to working with their board of directors and forging an alliance with others throughout the community to support their mission and goals.”

An upcoming annual popular event is the Be A Hero Dinner. Also, the annual Show Your Respect campaign helps keep the message of Respect Alive in Milford year-round, she said.

Milford’s Promise is responsible for compiling and submitting the application that resulted in Milford being named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” four times in the national contest sponsored by America’s Promise.

Milford’s Promise was established in 1998 for Milford youth as a commitment to fulfill the promises set forth by America’s Promise. The non-profit organization’s mission is to mobilize the community and build the character and competence of Milford’s youth by building partnerships to fulfill the five promises set forth by America’s Promise.

Those promises are to provide youth with: (1) A trusting relationship with a caring adult; (2) A healthy start and future; (3) Safe places to go when school is not in session; (4) Access to marketable skills through effective education; and (5) Opportunities to give back to the community through volunteer community service.

For more information visit milfordspromise.org or email director@milfordspromise.org.