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Mr. Phil Kidd


Phil Kidd is the Associate Director of Youngstown Cityscape and has been a permanent Youngstown resident since 2004.

He has also served as the City of Youngstown Director of Events & Special Projects; Senior Organizer with the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative; Staff Consultant for the YSU Journalism Department; and is the owner of Youngstown Nation and author of the blog, Defend Youngstown.

Mr. Kidd is also a co-founder of the City Club of the Mahoning Valley and is a Community Affiliate with the YSU Center for Working Class Studies.

He has a Masters Degree from Youngstown State University in Criminal Justice. His thesis focused on the effect of neighborhood-based community development's impact on crime in older industrial cities by way of a case study of YNDC's efforts in the Idora neighborhood.

He is a graduate of PICO Community Organizing Weeklong Training; Cleveland Neighborhood Leadership Institute's Community Facilitator Training; Racial Equity Institute Training; Leadership Mahoning Valley; and the Mahoning Valley Local Government Leadership Academy.