Richard Lee

Name

Richard Lee

Jurisdiction

Richmond

Running for

School Board

Party or Slate (if applicable)

N/A

Funding

Do you know how much your local government invests in the arts? Would you commit to advocating for an increase in that cultural investment for arts, culture, and heritage in your community, within the capacity of your elected body?

Advocacy

If elected, will you take an active role on behalf of your local government in championing the growth of arts, culture and heritage in your community? Why?

Yes, because arts, culture and heritage are part of what defines being a person, being a community.

Education

Students with an education rich in the arts have better grade point averages and are three times more likely to get a degree. Will you commit to making the arts a critical component of every child’s education? If so, how?

Will make it an essential component of a K-12 education, the people's support would be how.

Cultural Growth

How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?

One of my focus would be to nourish the interest in reading early on, one thing to make that happen is to invest in a strong community library system, and work with our parents.

Cultural Spaces

Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?

Cultural Tourism

How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?

The trustee would be a supporting player in this, working with the Tourism Bureau and the Chamber.

How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?

Lend a helping hand when and where appropriate.

Key Issues

What do you feel is the single most important issue relating to arts, culture, and heritage in your community, and what action will you take to address it?

Instill pride in arts, culture and heritage in the hears of our citizens.

Participation

How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)

Taking up membership and/or directorship role in the committees of community groups, city advisory bodies etc.

Additional Information

I missed this in my growing up years, would not want this for my children, or your children.