Council District 11, Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds, Councilmember district 11Jennifer Reynolds loves meeting new people and working with diverse populations. She was elected to the 11th District’s Urban County Council in November, 2018. She was the outreach director with Bluegrass Youth Ballet after starting a bilingual outreach program in the 11th District’s Valley Park in 2013. Jennifer is also fluent in Spanish and a qualified medical interpreter.

Jennifer grew up in Central Kentucky and has traveled extensively. She and her husband lived in Central Mexico for four years where she enjoyed using her background in anthropology to do community outreach. She cultivated relationships to work with children, taught educational classes in Spanish, held small groups in her home, and owned a CrossFit gym.

With over ten years of experience in fundraising, non-profit work, and community outreach Jennifer brings young, new energy to Lexington’s Urban County Council. Her background in anthropology and community service will aid her in caring for all of the 11th District and give her a unique perspective on Council.

Jennifer is a working mom and juggles multiple undertakings. She and her husband of 14 years have a son and love spending time together and supporting one another in each other’s endeavors. Being active in her community, Jennifer loves attending local events, shopping and eating at neighborhood businesses. Jennifer looks forward to focusing her efforts on serving the city as a councilmember for the 11th district.

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About district 11

The 11th district is home to one of Lexington’s most diverse cultural communities. 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. Amongst these corridors and roads is a large variety of delicious ethnic restaurants. 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

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