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Mayor Jim Gray

Mayor Gray

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Lexington, KY 40507

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February 3, 2016 - Wear Red for Firefighter Appreciation Day Friday 

Mayor Jim Gray, joined by Councilmember Jennifer Mossotti, today urged Lexington residents to wear red on Friday, Feb. 5, to show their appreciate for our fire fighters.[read more]

February 2, 2016 - Piramal Pharma Solutions to invest $10 Million at Coldstream Laboratories 

An estimated investment of up to $10 million by Piramal Pharma Solutions at Lexington's Coldstream Laboratories Inc., which develops and manufactures injectable pharmaceuticals, will create 40 new jobs and expand capabilities, Governor Matt Bevin and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced today. [read more]

January 22, 2016 -  Low traffic volume keeps injury accidents down, Mayor Gray says

Mayor Jim Gray today thanked citizens for staying off the roads. "The lower traffic volume has really helped us reduce the number of injury accidents," Gray said. Police have responded to 2 injury and 34 non-injury collisions since midnight. [read more]

January 21, 2016 -  Lexington Prepared for storm, Mayor Gray says

Lexington is prepared for the winter storm forecast for Friday, Mayor Jim Gray said. "We're ready. Our focus is on getting our roads clear as fast as we can, and reaching out to meet individual needs of our citizens," Gray said. [read more]

December 30, 2015 - Chief Jackson to retire; Hoskins named interim chief

Lexington Fire Chief Keith Jackson, the first African American to lead Lexington's firefighters, has announced his pan to retire Jan. 8, Mayor Jim Gray said today. [read more]

December 14, 2015 - Hoskins-Squier named Commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works

Dowell Hoskins-Squier, Director of the Division of Traffic Engineering, has been named Commissioner of the city's Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works by Mayor Jim Gray.

"Dowell has done an outstanding job in Traffic Engineering," Gray said. "She is a strong addition to our leadership team." [read more]

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About Mayor Gray

Jim Gray is getting things done as mayor of Lexington, a vibrant university city of 300,000 surrounded by the most beautiful horse farms in the world.

In his first term, Mayor Gray drew upon his experience as the CEO of Gray Construction, the international design-build firm, to bring an executive’s approach to government. Facing deficits on day one of his administration, Gray righted Lexington’s financial ship through a series of major reforms. Gray cut in half the city’s annual health insurance costs while improving employee satisfaction through an on-site medical clinic and pharmacy. His reform of the police and fire pension system preserved the retirements of more than 1,000 retirees while saving the city $45 million in just three years. A national actuarial firm labeled it the “most effective pension reform in the country.”

Those savings allowed the Mayor to invest in public safety, including hiring more police officers and replacing outdated equipment. Today Lexington is the safest city of its size anywhere in the country.

Now entering his second term, Mayor Gray continues to focus on his three core themes: creating jobs, running government efficiently and building a great American City.

At the start of his career, Jim Gray received a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and then came home to help grow his family’s construction firm, accepting a Loeb Fellow appointment at Harvard along the way. Today Gray Construction is the country’s largest builder of major manufacturing facilities with revenues approaching $1 billion and projects completed for companies like BMW, Toyota, Hitachi and Siemens.


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