Just Economics Ex. Dir.
Vicki Meath has served as the Executive Director of Just Economics since August of 2010. Vicki has a background in community organizing and has worked on environmental, social and economic justice issues ranging from responsible oil and gas drilling to protecting health and human services in the Ohio state budget. In 2006 Vicki worked with Let Justice Roll and Cleveland Jobs with Justice on the successful campaign to raise the state minimum wage in Ohio and continued to work with Jobs with Justice on the Cuyahoga County Living Wage Campaign. Vicki has a strong commitment to and passion for economic justice work.Since coming to Just Economics, Vicki has helped to lead the organization in passing local living wage policy, building the largest voluntary Living Wage Employer Certification Program in the country, and developing a grassroots leadership and community organizing training called Voices for Economic Justice. In 2014, Vicki worked with Interfaith Worker Justice and the Thompkins Worker Center in developing a replication toolkit for the certification program, helping to launch similar programs around the country. Vicki has a 14 year old daughter and has lived in the Asheville area since 2007. Vicki’s personal experiences as a single parent living below the poverty level at times have helped shape her work. Since moving to Asheville, Vicki has been engaged in a variety of community activities ranging from chair of the PTO at her daughter’s elementary school to organizing events, activities, and actions. She currently serves as chair of the Advisory Committee for Wheels 4 Hope Asheville.