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1st District

Councilmember Chris Ford

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Chris Ford
Phone 258-3216
Legislative Aide:
Tiffany A Tatum
Phone 258-3205
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Fifth Floor
Government Center
200 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

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Chris Ford was elected to Lexington – Fayette Urban County Council in November 2010, and re – elected to a second term in November 2012. He represents the 1st District.

During his inaugural term, Councilman Ford led the effort to redevelop the Charles Young Community Center, improved community access & engagement as Chairman of the Lyric Theatre Board of Directors, and supported anti – violence initiatives as Chairman of the Commission on Youth Development & Public Safety.

Councilman Ford serves as Chairman of the Council’s Social Services & Community Development Committee. He is a member of the following committees: Budget & Finance; General Government and Planning & Public Works. In addition, Councilman Ford is a designee to the Lexington – Fayette Board of Health, the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (KBC-LEO), and the Town & Gown Commission.

Councilman Ford
Prior to elective office, Chris was appointed to the Lexington – Fayette Human Rights Commission. His local involvement has included volunteerism as a youth sports coach and leadership service on numerous community-based task forces and commissions.

Professionally, Mr. Ford is a licensed real estate agent & community development consultant. For nearly a decade, his career in grants & project management spanned the local, regional and state levels of government.  From 2008 – 2012, he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of REACH, Inc.; a local non-profit affordable housing agency based in Lexington. 

Chris is a native of Tallahassee, Florida, and was awarded an athletic scholarship to the University of Kentucky, where he was a 3-time varsity football letterman. Upon graduation at UK, Councilman Ford earned his Master of Public Administration degree from Western Kentucky University. He is a member of Historic St. Paul AME Church in Lexington. Chris and his wife, Talesha, have four (4) sons.

 

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