Joshua Rydell, Esq.

Joshua Rydell is a career long criminal attorney and advocate that has also served on the Coconut Creek City Commission since 2015 and was Mayor for one year from 2018 to 2019, and currently serves as Vice Mayor. During his tenure on the Commission, Rydell has been a part of award-winning budgets, community-policing efforts, smart development, and fighting for state-funded projects for the City.  Coconut Creek serves approximately 60,000 residents and employs roughly 430 people, including its own accredited municipal police department.  He has been a fierce advocate for children’s issues as well as both mental health and substance abuse issues in and around our County and Communities.


Rydell holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.  In addition to his work on the Commission, he is the founding and principal attorney at the Law Offices of Joshua D. Rydell.  He has held positions on the Broward County Substance Abuse Advisory Board, the Broward County Bar Associations County-Municipal Affairs Committee, the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, and the Broward County League of Cities, to name a few.  Rydell and his wife Jamie have two daughters: Rachel, 7 and Isabella, 3.


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Alexia Nechayev

FYS Events & Meeting Chair
(Palm Beach)

Hello, My name is Alexia Nechayev. I am 25 years old and I am an alumna of Florida International University where I received my B.A. in Psychology. My future career goal is to be a Lawyer. I was in care for about one year from age 17 to 18. Prior to entering care, I only knew about the negative stigma regarding foster care and while in care that narrative was unfortunately my experience.

In school I felt like I was on display because my status in care was broadcast to other students and in my placement behavior was leveraged for “privileges” that should be a natural right of all children. Because I did not know my rights I did not know that what I was experiencing was wrong. Today this is exactly why I advocate, because I don’t want this to be the same for other youth who are experiencing foster care.

This is my second year on the FYS Statewide Board and I’m happy to be the Events and Meetings Chair this year because my main goal through advocacy is to reach as many people as possible. My favorite thing as a board member is to see how comfortable members become while working together. The community needs to know that youth in foster care are real people, going through some of the hardest moments of their life and youth need to know that their voice is powerful. I believe that we have to speak up and bring these issues to people’s attention so that they do not forget us. Advocacy, education and consistency is the only way.

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