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Lexington, KY 40507
June 30, 2015 - City dedicates Clay's Spring Park
Lexington dedicated a neighborhood park Tuesday, Clay's Spring Park on Clinton Road. The park was once the site of the original spring on Ashland, Henry Clay's estate. [read more]
June 29, 2015 - Trailer provides needed facilities for pets during emergencies
Lexington has new trailers to provide temporary shelters for pets during a community emergency, Mayor Jim Gray announced today. [read more]
June 23, 2015 - Lexington shows off flowers and landscapes for national judges
Lexington is once again putting its best flowers and landscaping on display as the city hosts representatives from America in Bloom, a national community awards program. [read more]
June 11, 2015 - Replica Vietnam Veterans Memorial on display in Lexington this July
Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Heather French Henry and Mayor Jim Gray announced that the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall will be in Lexington from July 9-12. [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Those savings allowed the Mayor to invest in public safety, including hiring more police officers and replacing outdated equipment.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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