How Downtown Revitalization and Small Businesses Create Stronger Communities
Tyler Johnson is the Communications and Community Development Coordinator for the city of Richmond, Kentucky. On top of that, he is also a member of BRIGHT Kentucky. Tyler has experience with every level of government and in the non-profit sector.
As a native Kentuckian, Tyler believes in the region that he grew up in. He, along with the other BRIGHT leaders, wants to see the region achieve its potential.
Tyler’s duties involve overseeing the city’s communication efforts and working on the downtown revitalization project. Although he hasn’t been in his current position for very long, he’s excited for what’s to come.
One idea that Tyler and the city are implementing is a Downtown Working Group that is made up of local small business owners. The group will meet with city officials to collaborate on potential downtown solutions. Tyler also hopes that working so closely with business owners will help stop the spread of misinformation that can quickly travel when local governments don’t have direct communication with the public.