KY RUX 2017 Steering Committee Retreat

Over this past weekend, 12 Kentuckians from across the Commonwealth gathered at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County for the annual Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange Steering Committee planning retreat. We spent the wekeend collaborating on 2017 RUX programming and administration, and welcomed new members to the Steering Committee! Over the next few weeks, we will release a series of announcements about changes to this year’s exchange - including a new host location, updated mission and vision statements, and more!


The 2017 Rural-Urban Exchange Steering Committee

Alexia Ault - VISTA for Higher Ground

Savannah Barrett - Program Director at Art of the Rural and RUX founder/ staff

Shane Barton - Appalachian Center Program Coordinator at the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center

Ivy Brashear - Appalachian Transition and Communications Associate at Mountain Association for Community Economic Development,

Nick Covault - Director of the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts,

Stefani Dahl - a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer at Norton Healthcare

Josh May - RUX Founder

Mark Kidd - Owner of Handbarrow

Cheyenne Mize - An internationally known musician and the Co-Director of the Strive Center

Sarah Schmidt - Community Arts and Access Director at the Kentucky Arts Council

Gerry Seavo James - Founder of the Explore Kentucky Initiative

Ada Smith - Development Director at Appalshop in Whitesburg and RUX staff

Ashley Smith - Development Director at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington

Tanya Torp - Executive Director at Step by Step

Richard Young - a Community and Organizational Development Consultant

2017 KY RUX Steering Committee

Richard Young