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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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May 14, 2015 - Mayor names new Parks director

Monica Conrad, Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Parks, has been named the city's new Director of Parks & Recreation. [read more]

May 4, 2015 - Walk [Lexington] informational walking signs installed downtown

Walk [Lexington] installed 42 pedestrian-focused signs to encourage walking in and around the downtown area. The signs show the distance in minutes rather than miles to selected destinations. [read more]

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]

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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Those savings allowed the Mayor to invest in public safety, including hiring more police officers and replacing outdated equipment.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: 5/21/2015 7:44:54 AM