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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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April 7, 2015 - Mayor delivers 2016 budget address

Key Highlights | Text of budget speech | Video | FY 16 proposed budget (full document)

April 6, 2015 - Gray names Brown 1st District Councilmember

Mayor Jim Gray today named James Brown, president of the Radcliffe-Marlboro Neighborhood Association, the new Councilmember for the 1st District. [read more]

April 2, 2015 - Homeless count continues downward trend

More people experiencing homelessness in Lexington are moving off the street and into shelters or transitional housing, according to the 2015 Point-in-Time count, which is coordinated by the City’s Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention. [read more]

March 17, 2015 - Let's 'Green Up for Breeders' Cup' and Keep Lexington Beautiful

Mayor Jim Gray, city officials and the Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission today announced the start of a citywide public-private beautification initiative called, “Green Up for Breeders’ Cup.” [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Those savings allowed the Mayor to invest in public safety, including hiring more police officers and replacing outdated equipment.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: 4/7/2015 4:48:30 PM