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Mayor Jim Gray

Mayor Gray


Office of the Mayor

200 E. Main Street

Lexington, KY 40507

Office: 859-258-3100

Fax: 859-258-3194

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Feb. 28, 2015 - Monday garbage pickup sets record

Lexington set a record on Monday... city employees collected 1.6 million pounds of garbage, 1 million pounds more than they routinely collect in a daily run. [read more]

Feb. 19, 2015 - City moves plows and salt into neighborhoods

Plowing and salting expanded into the neighborhoods in earnest Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, with four private contractors and additional equipment supplementing 100 city employees all working to improve conditions. [read more]

Feb. 18, 2015 - City intensifies efforts to keep citizens safe in better cold

With more snow this morning and bitter cold forecast for this afternoon and tonight, the city intensified its efforts today to keep major roads clear and everyone safe. [read more]

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   Mayor Gray

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 Those savings allowed the Mayor to invest in public safety, including hiring more police officers and replacing outdated equipment.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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Last updated: 2/27/2015 5:39:05 PM