Amanda Mays Bledsoe is in her third term as the city councilmember representing Lexington's 10th district.
As a councilmember, Amanda is focused on four initiatives: increasing accessibility and communication in the district, creating a more citizen-friendly government, increasing efficiencies in services and improving strong fiscal health, and providing innovative ways for the community to grow and prosper.
Amanda has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Classical Studies from Hillsdale College in Michigan where she was the Outstanding Senior Woman of her class. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy in International Affairs and National Security Policy earning the Barbara Schell Scholar Award.
Amanda serves on a variety of additional boards including the Salvation Army of the Bluegrass, Natalie's Sisters, and Her Knight Dance. She and her husband, Todd, are raising two children, Mays and Annabeth.
District 10 Map
About District 10
The 10th district includes most the 40503, 40514, 40513, and 40504. The 10th district includes the following active neighborhood associations: Beaumont, Firebrook, Deerfield, Dogwood Trace, Southland Park (includes former Twin Oaks), Harrods Hill, Harrodsview, Hill N Dale, Lexington Oaks, Mitchell Avenue, Palomar Hills Community, Palomar Townhomes, Plantation, Rosemill, Southland Association, Cave Hill, and Clement Heights. If you would like to be connected to your neighborhood association, or would like to start a neighborhood association, please feel free to reach out to Councilmemeber Bledsoe’s Office.
The 10th district has six public parks: Dogwood Trace Park, Harrods Hill Park, Cardinal Run North Park, Hill N Dale Park, Beaumont Park, and Southland Park. Schools in the district include Dunbar High School, Beaumont Middle School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, and Clays Mill Elementary School.
Councilmember Bledsoe hosts regular informal coffee meetings in the district. For the next meeting, make sure to subscribe to the newsletter and follow the 10th district on Facebook.
Councilmember Bledsoe enjoys speaking to neighborhoods, schools and community organizations. If you would like to schedule a meeting or speaking engagement with Councilmember Bledsoe, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2017 Councilmember Bledsoe compiled the most frequent questions her office receives and a list of neighborhood resources in order to make information citizen-centric and user-friendly.
Storm Water Neighborhood Class A Incentive Grant (Varies $1,000-$30,000)
Neighborhood Match Grant (Up to $10,000)
BGCF365—Healthy Neighborhoods Grant (Varies)
KU Plant the Planet (up to $5,000)
American Water Environmental Grant Program (up to $5,000))
Hazard Street Tree Replacement Cost Share (Half cost of tree replacement)
Sidewalk Replacement Cost Share (Varies)
Sump Pump Redirect Program (Up to $3,000 per relocation)
LexArts Grants Community Arts Development Projects Grants ($500-$2,500)
If your neighborhood association is interested in applying for neighborhood development funding for a project that benefits the public (plantings, traffic calming, signage, event, festival, etc), please email Christina Baker, email@example.com, with a detailed request of your neighborhood project. The average funding request is $500.