Richard Young has been working in and around civic engagement and community development for almost a decade. He has overseen multi-million dollar organizations and countless startup endeavors, all in the non-profit realm. 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.
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.
CivicLex has a bifurcated Board Structure that places a buffer between programmatic direction and financial decisions. This 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.
The CivicLex Governance Board oversees the long-term sustainability of CivicLex, with input from the Programmatic 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
Jordan Parker - Traditional Bank
Graham Pohl - Architect, Partner in Pohl-Rosa-Pohl
Dan Rowland - Former Director, Gaines Center for the Humanities, University of Kentucky
Scott Shapiro - Former Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Lexington Mayor
Art Shechet - Psychologist, Co-Founder of Under-Main
Liz Sheehan - Senior Lecturer, University of Kentucky Department of Psychology
The CivicLex Programmatic Board oversees the short and long term priorities of CivicLex’s programming, with input from the Governance Board.
Jessica Breen - Director of Education and Outreach, Bluegrass Land Conservancy
Tom Eblen - Former Columnist and Managing Editor, Lexington Herald-Leader
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 - Special Projects Coordinator, Office of Lexington Mayor
David Laurenvil - Owner, Fida's Caribbean Cafe
Tom Martin - Host, Eastern Standard; Co-Founder, UnderMain
Carly Muetterties - PhD Candidate in Civic Education, University of Kentucky
Meredith Price - Realtor, United Real Estate Group
Miranda Scully - Family & Community Engagement District Coordinator, Fayette County Public Schools
Andrew Shooner - University Web Manager, University of Kentucky
Melissa Snow-Groves - Executive Director, Chamber Music Festival of Lexington
Matthew Wilson - Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University.