Category: Education

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Op-Ed: Community Dinners Again On The Table

This op-ed was originally posted in the Lexington Herald Leader on March 10, 2018.  Last year, thousands of people gathered in small groups all over Fayette County to connect and discuss issues that are important to our community. With nearly 12,000 participants representing every zip code in Fayette County, the inaugural “On The Table” initiative...

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Citizens’ Planning Academy

Citizens’ Planning Academy is a free, four-week program that educates participants about the importance of land-use planning and its relationship to economic development, the environment, and quality-of-life issues in our community.

2018 Mayoral and At-Large Candidate Forum

As part of our voter education program, we’ve partnered with AARP, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Fayette County Farm Bureau and the Fayette County Neighborhood Council to sponsor a free, public forum featuring Lexington’s Mayoral and At-Large Council Candidates this fall.

On The Table 2018

At Fayette Alliance, we know that EVERY voice matters which is why we were a co-sponsor for On The Table 2018 on March 28, 2018. This year, On The Table focused on civic engagement; implementing ideas to create real solutions for our city.

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Supporter Profile- Liza Purcell van Dissel

Name: Liza Purcell van Dissel Occupation: Commercial Real Estate Agent Proudest moment: The moment I was able to share how great Kentucky is with my friends and acquaintances, who did not have the privilege of being from Kentucky. The first tip off was the “Kentucky Kicks Ass” campaign by Kentucky for Kentucky. If that doesn’t get your attention,...

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Fayette Alliance Announces New Director of Education and Governmental Affairs, Director of Communications

LEXINGTON, Ky., August 2, 2017- Fayette Alliance, a sustainable growth, land use advocacy group, announced today the hiring of Ashley C. Smith as Director of Education and Governmental Affairs and Madeline Vied as Director of Communications, reporting directly to Executive Director Susan Speckert. “Hiring these new positions will allow the Fayette Alliance to clarify communications,...

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Fayette Alliance Welcomes Dr. Michael Karpf to Board of Directors

Fayette Alliance Announces New Board Member Dr. Michael Karpf, Acknowledges Retiring Board Member Dr. Jack van Nagell. Land use advocacy group the Fayette Alliance, named UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Dr. Michael Karpf to their board. In addition, founding board member Dr. Jack van Nagell announced his retirement after years of service to...

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Susan Speckert Joins Fayette Alliance As New Executive Director

Susan Speckert Named New Executive Director of Fayette Alliance Lexington, Ky. – The sustainable growth, land use advocacy group Fayette Alliance announced today the hiring of Susan B. Speckert as the organization’s next Executive Director starting on May 23rd. Most recently serving as General Counsel of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Speckert’s diverse background led...

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Executive Director Knox van Nagell Joins UK HealthCare Later this Month

Knox Van Nagell, Fayette Alliance Executive Director, to Join UK Healthcare We announce that Knox van Nagell is joining UK Healthcare after nearly ten years of service as the founding executive director of the organization. As Senior Director of Development, Knox will advance the mission of UK Healthcare through broad-based, collaborative, and strategic philanthropic initiatives....

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