Chris Ford was elected to Urban County Council in November 2010, and re – elected to a second term in November 2012.
Councilman Ford serves as Chairman of the Council’s Social Services & Community Development Committee. In addition, he is a member of the following committees: Budget & Finance; General Government and Planning & Public Works.
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.
Chris’ community involvement has included volunteer work as a youth athletic coach in the Lexington Parks & Recreation leagues. He has offered leadership with service on the Boards of Ferrill Square Apartments for Senior Citizens, Robert H. Williams Cultural Center, and the Lexington – Fayette Human Rights Commission. Professionally, his career in grants & community development has spanned the local, regional and state levels of government.
Councilman Ford is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he also earned three (3) varsity football letters. He then went on to receive his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University. Chris is an active member of Historic St. Paul AME Church. He and his wife, Talesha, have four (4) sons.
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