Meet David Liddle!
Relationship with New Urban Arts: Vital Community Member, Event Planning Committee Member
David shares his life with his husband Michael and they live in the Edgewood neighborhood. David has had a career in the horticulture field for the past forty years, and still counting. Currently David works as a specialty plant grower for a landscape/ nursery company. David has also been involved with fundraising for many non-profits other than New Urban Arts, such as the Southside Community Land Trust, Youth Pride Inc., SAGE and the Kent County YMCA.
We interviewed David and asked them to share with us how they got started with New Urban Arts. Here’s what they said:
How did you first hear about New Urban Arts?
I first heard about New Urban Arts when I first started dating my husband. He was on the Board of Directors for NUA, and had been involved on and off for a few years.
How long have you been involved with New Urban Arts?
This is my first formal volunteer role with NUA, but I have helped out in small ways over the years.
What’s something that you think makes New Urban Arts stand out from other organizations?
The energy when you walk into the space. There is such a good vibe in the studio space, and there is not much like it anywhere else. That alone is uplifting.
What was the last adventure you chose to go on? What did you do?
I’ve been busy traveling to care for aging parents the past few years. It has been an adventure for sure. Like any adventure there has been good surprises and unexpected challenges.
Why do you support New Urban Arts?
Because if there had been an organization like NUA when I was young it would have left a lasting influence on me, and who knows where I would be today.