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Geoff Reed

Geoff Reed
Commissioner of General Services
Phone: (859) 258-3900
Fax: (859) 258-3905
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With more than thirty years in government, Reed brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience at the local, state, and federal levels. Prior to being named Commissioner of General Services, Reed was Director of Congressman Ben Chandler's office and a senior advisor to Mayor Gray. He has served in a variety of leadership roles, from Deputy Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, and policy advisor for the Department of Mental Health and in the Governor's Office of Policy and Management, to budget analyst for the Legislative Research Commission. Reed holds a master's degree in public administration and bachelor's degree in political science and history from the University of Kentucky. 
Department of General Services

Janet Graham

Janet Graham
Commissioner of Law
Phone: (859) 258-3500
Fax: (859) 258-3538
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Janet Graham is a former private practitioner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, and served for eight years as Assistant Deputy Attorney General for three Kentucky Attorneys General. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School.
Department of Law

Derek Paulsen

Derek Paulsen
Commissioner of Planning
Phone: (859) 258-3160
Fax: (859) 258-3163
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A nationally recognized expert in building safe communities, Derek Paulsen is also an expert on neighborhoods as professor at Eastern Kentucky University and the current chair of the Planning Commission.  He holds a Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University in Texas. He is a life-long Lexington resident. He and his wife, Stacey, have two sons.
Department of Planning

 Ronnie Bastin

Ronnie Bastin
Commissioner of Public Safety
Phone: (859) 258-3280
Fax: (859) 258-3103
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Ronnie Bastin is a 30-year veteran of the Lexington Division Police, where he served seven years as Chief. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University. Bastin has also completed the administrative officers course at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.
Department of Public Safety

Chris Ford

Chris Ford
Commissioner of Social Services
Phone: (859) 258-3800
Fax: (859) 258-3406
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Mayor Gray tapped Chris Ford to be the city's new Commissioner of Social Services in March 2015. He has previously served as a member of the Urban County Council, having been elected to represent the 1st District in 2010. He holds a master's degree in Public Administration from Western Kentucky University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky. Ford and his wife, Talesha, have four sons.
Department of Social Services



Bill O’Mara
Commissioner of Finance & Administration
Phone: (859) 258-3354
Fax: (859) 258-3352
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Department of Finance



 David Holmes

David Holmes
Commissioner of Environmental Quality & Public Works
Phone: (859) 258-3400
Fax: (859) 258-3403
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David Holmes is returning to Lexington from Cincinnati where for six years he was an Assistant City Manager with responsibilities for Divisions similar to those in the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works. He is a former Director for the Division of Litigation in the city of Lexington's Law Department and a former Commisioner of Law. Holmes is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D. from the UK College of Law. He is a resident of Lexington and he and his wife, Susan, have between them, five adult children and six grandchildren.

Department of Environmental Quality & Public Works


Aldona Valicenti
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (859) 367-4908
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