CivicLex

CivicLex consists of a 2 person staff, a 15-member Programmatic Board, and an 9-person Governance Board.

Our bifurcated Board structure allows us to have the right people in the room for the right reasons, and tap into the specific expertise of these groups regularly.

CivicLex Staff:

  • Megan Gulla, Director of Engagement
    Megan Gulla is a new addition to the CivicLex team. She studied English at the University of Kentucky and has since worked and volunteered in a variety of fields. She is interested in creative, local, journalism, and in her free time is usually busy with one of her too many hobbies.
  • Richard Young, Executive Director
    Richard Young has been working in and around civic engagement and community development for almost a decade. Starting his career with a degree in  Double Bass performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Richard has a deep interest in how creative process can positively impact democracy. He enjoys cooking, gardening, playing music, and spending time with his dog Oliver.

CivicLex Programmatic Board:

  • Jessica Breen - Director of Education and Outreach, Bluegrass Land Conservancy
  • Melody Flowers - Executive Director for Strategic Analysis and Policy, University of Kentucky
  • Blake Hall - Co-Founder, Lexington Urbanists Forum; Co-Founder, Open Lexington
  • Taryn Henning - Directory of Community Engagement, Ampersand Sexual Violence Center of the Bluegrass
  • Andrea James - Co-owner, S&A Strategies
  • Jane Jensen - Professor of Education, University of Kentucky
  • David Laurenvil - Owner, Fida's Caribbean Cafe
  • Tom Martin - Journalist, Co-Founder of Under-Main
  • Carly Muetterties - PhD Candidate in Civic Education, University of Kentucky
  • Meredith Price - Realtor, United Real Estate Group
  • Jamie Giles Rodgers - Deputy Director, National Association of State Chief Administrators
  • Dan Rowland - President of CivicLex Governance Board
  • Art Shechet - Psychologist, Co-Founder of Under-Main
  • Andrew Shooner - University Web Manager, University of Kentucky
  • Melissa Snow-Groves - Executive Director, Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

CivicLex Governance Board:

  • Marisa Aull - Assistant Director of the Nutrition Education Programs, University of Kentucky
  • Alex Brooks - Museum Director, 21c Hotels, Lexington
  • Melody Flowers - Executive Director for Strategic Analysis and Policy, University of Kentucky
  • Jane Jensen - Professor of Education, University of Kentucky
  • Carl Leonard - Retired
  • Brenda Mannino -
  • Jordan Parker - Traditional Bank
  • Graham Pohl - Architect, Partner in Pohl-Rosa-Pohl
  • Dan Rowland - Former Director, Gaines Center for the Humanities, University of Kentucky