Richard Young


Richard Young is the Founder and Executive Director of CivicLex, a nonprofit civic education organization based in Fayette County, Kentucky. CivicLex helps residents understand and engage with local public policy while simultaneously transforming public governance to center residents more effectively. He is a founding Steering Committee member of the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange, which brings Kentuckians together across rural and urban communities to build an understanding of their interdependence. Richard also founded Kentucky’s first El Sistema-inspired music program and Lexington’s first place-based Community Development Corporation.

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