The ArtsRevive Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have chosen Becky Youngblood as the
new Executive Director. Becky has served as the manager of ArtsRevive’s Gallery 905 since its opening.
She will succeed Martha Lockett who is retiring the end of this year. Becky will complete the renovation
of the Cultural Art Center, design and build year- round programming, work with artists in the
community to design and open Create Space, a cooperative work space for artists, and open the pocket
Becky believes deeply in the importance of being invested in your community. A native Alabamian, she
grew up in Brewton and graduated from the University of Alabama, earning a degree in Civil Engineering
with the Environmental Certificate in 1997.
In 2000, Becky married Selma native Lee Youngblood, IV. Upon completing his Residency
in Anesthesiology, the Youngbloods moved to Selma, her husband’s native home, where Becky
immediately became involved in the community and in working for the betterment of her new
Following her career as an Environmental Engineer, with a focus on Environmental Regulatory
Compliance, and as a homemaker, Becky uncovered a love for enhancing her community’s sense of place
and quality of life while working in retail. She began serving on the ArtsRevive board of directors and
was approached by the board about opening a newly envisioned art gallery. Two years later, the success
of Gallery 905 speaks to her abilities and her talent in making things happen.
Becky is an active member of Historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She also serves on the Boards of
Directors for the Selma-Dallas County Library and the YMCA of Selma-Dallas County.
Becky believes strongly in ArtsRevive’s mission of supporting community and economic development
through the arts. She is looking forward to the challenge.