Council District 11, Peggy Henson

Councilmember Peggy Henson, District 11

Councilmember Peggy Henson is currently serving her fifth term as 11th District Councilmember. She was born and raised in the 11th district. She is married, has two daughters and six grandchildren.  

Being an active community member is part of Peggy’s nature. Before being appointed councilmember in 2008, she was president of the Cardinal Valley Neighborhood Association. She also served 20 years on the Valley Park Activities Board. Peggy is a proud 1997 graduate of the Citizen’s Police Academy and volunteers with several organizations outside of city government.

Peggy spent most of her career helping individuals overcome barriers to employment to achieve their full work potential. You will hear her say again and again, “I believe in a hand up, not a hand out.” She retired from Employment Solutions in July 2010 after 20 years of serving in a variety of capacities. 

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About district 11

The 11th district is diverse in many ways. There is multi-unit housing mixed with single family homes. The district supports the University of Kentucky with off campus housing options. Versailles Road and Harrodsburg/South Broadway Road are two major corridors into Lexington. Alexandria Drive, Lane Allen Road, and Southland Drive serve their surrounding neighborhoods commercially and connect the district north and south. The district is sandwiched between downtown, Keeneland, the airport, and the University of Kentucky.

Four elementary schools and one high school are located within the 11th district. Two of Lextran’s most popular bus routes run along Versailles Road and Red Mile Road. The Village Branch Library is located in the District. There are eight parks, six of which touch the Wolf Run Watershed.

District projects:

Accessible Intersections along Harrodsburg Road

Cardinal Valley Small Area Plan

Clays Mill Road Project

Oxford Circle Feasibility Study

Southland Drive Sidewalks

Upgrades to District Parks

Versailles Road Corridor Study

Southland Area Drainage Project - Final Technical Report

Serves on…

General Government and Social Services Committee

Planning and Public Safety Committee

Board of Health

City Employees Pension Fund Board

Commission for People with Disabilities

Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Board

Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission

MPO – TPC

Stormwater Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Town & Gown Commission

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