Richard H. Levy

Richard H. Levy

Resident, Ward 2

Richard H. Levy is managing principal of The Levy Group, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate investment and property management company.

Levy’s formal training is in economics. He directed research projects at the University of Wisconsin and Yale University, and taught at the Polytechnic University and John Jay College. Levy is co-founder of New York’s internationally acclaimed Big Apple Circus. He was also the founder and executive director of the ArtsConnection–New York’s preeminent arts-in-education organization. He has served as a consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Department of Education, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Board of Education.

Levy is a trustee of the District of Columbia Public Library and Chair of the Facilities Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Big Apple Circus; Publicolor, Inc.; and a board member emeritus of the Ellington Fund of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.  Levy is a board member and co-founder of the Georgetown Business Improvement District, of which he is immediate past president and a Washington trustee of the Federal City Council and member of its executive committee.

Levy received his B.A. in Economics from Earlham College, Ind., and pursued graduate studies in economics at the University of Wisconsin and the University of London, Institute for Commonwealth Studies.