about us

Together, we are growing relationships across divides to build a more collaborative and connected Commonwealth.


What is RUX?

The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange program is known for helping rural and urban Kentuckians discover their common identity, history and culture. Over three weeks each year, RUX brings leaders in the arts, agriculture, community development, health, and business together to change the context of professional collaboration. Through our unique community intensive framework, RUX helps members deepen bonds, inspire stronger accountability, and create the conditions for innovation. The result is a diverse network of culturally competent leaders with both the deep social capital and the collective capacity needed to transform Kentucky’s future.