Chris Ford has served as 1st District Councilman since January 2011. He represents areas of Lexington's historic downtown, in addition to East End, West End and North Lexington neighborhoods.
Councilman Ford has served as Chairman of the Council's Social Services & Community Development Committee. He is also Council's designee to the Lexington – Fayette Board of Health, the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, and the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (KBC-LEO).
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.
Ford has over a decade of professional experience in grants management & affordable housing. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the varsity football team. He later earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Western Kentucky University. Ford is also certified as a Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) from the National Development Council.
Chris is a member of Historic St. Paul AME Church in downtown Lexington. Chris and his wife, Talesha, have four (4) sons.
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