Office of the Mayor
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Lexington, KY 40507
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]
March 11, 2015 - Mayor names Chris Ford as new Social Services commissioner
Mayor Jim Gray has tapped 1st District Councilmember Chris Ford to be the city’s new Commissioner of Social Services. [read more]
March 6, 2015 - Mayor seeks companies to boost Internet speeds
Mayor Jim Gray’s plan to make Lexington a Gigabit City took another step forward today, as the City issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gather interest in constructing, operating and maintaining a fiber-optic network across Lexington. [read more]
March 6, 2015 - Thomas Wilson wins Spirit of Lexington Good Neighbor Award
Mayor Jim Gray today presented the first “Spirit of Lexington Good Neighbor Award” to Thomas Wilson, one of over 150 citizen nominations for the award because they helped their friends and neighbors get through the recent snow storms. [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Those savings allowed the Mayor to invest in public safety, including hiring more police officers and replacing outdated equipment.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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