Susan Speckert is the Executive Director of the Fayette Alliance, Lexington-Fayette County’s only land use advocacy organization. As the voice for sustainable growth, Fayette Alliance believes that preserving our unique and productive Bluegrass farmland, advancing innovative development and improving our infrastructure are essential to our community’s success. Over the past decade, Fayette Alliance has worked with City Hall to usher more than 108 major land use policies into the books–from supporting over $750 million in infill projects, establishing needed water quality improvement programs under the EPA Consent Decree, and saving over 8,000 acres of farmland from sprawl development.
Prior to joining the Fayette Alliance, Susan served over six years as General Counsel to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. She has also served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fayette County, and as an Associate at Stoll Keenon Ogden, where she practiced primarily in the areas of planning and zoning and real estate.
Susan graduated from the Loyola University School of Law, magna cum laude, in May 2003. While in law school, Susan was Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Law Review. After law school, she completed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Eldon E. Fallon, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Susan relocated to Lexington from New Orleans in 2005. She is proud to live in such a dynamic city that values its irreplaceable rural landscape. Susan is an avid horsewoman and enjoys competing in local dressage competitions. She and her husband, Chris, live on a farm in Fayette County with their dogs, horses, and barn cats.