Council District 12, Kathy Plomin

Councilmember Kathy Plomin -

Mrs. Kathy Plomin is currently serving her fourth term as Lexington's 12th District Councilmember.

Kathy brings more than 35 years of community leadership to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council. From her impressive professional career to her many leadership roles on local initiatives, boards and organizations, Kathy has played an important role in helping to build our quality of life in Lexington.

Kathy’s professional career includes 21 years at the CBS affiliate WKYT-TV as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During that time, she served two years as the national chair for the CBS Sales and Marketing Council. Following her WKYT-TV tenure in 2000, Kathy was named President of the United Way of the Bluegrass, a position she held until 2009. Under her leadership, the organization raised approximately $65 million which was distributed to 86 health and human services in a nine-county area. She also led the creation of several community collaborative responses to tragedies such as Comair Flight 1591 and 9/11, raising millions of dollars within the community for relief purposes. Since her departure from the United Way, Kathy has worked as an independent contractor overseeing capital campaigns for area non-profits. She also created and voluntarily directs a local women donor organization called 100 Women, which financially supports local non-profits that provide needed programs for women and their children.

For more than 35 years, Kathy and her family have lived in the Greenbrier subdivision located off of Winchester Road in the 12th District. Kathy respects and appreciates the uniqueness of this district where you can find Lexington’s “calling card” of world-famous horse farms, bluegrass farmland, natural resources and beautiful landscapes. She is dedicated to preserving this rural character that makes Lexington the unique, thriving city it is today.

Kathy has been married to John Plomin, owner and president of Davis & Plomin Mechanical, for 40 years. They have two sons, Kyle and Sam.

Kathy has...

  • Established a public-private partnership to develop Veterans Dog Park.
  • Co-chaired and oversaw the half million-dollar fundraising campaign for a permanent downtown monument recognizing and celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th amendment (2020) that gave women the right to vote.
  • Successfully initiated and led a work group that conducted an audit of current tax districts classifications which resulted in a long-needed re-alignment.
  • Currently leading an initiative to recognize and celebrate the historical black hamlets located in the 12th District. The two-year goal is to raise monies to restore the Rosenwald School and to showcase artifacts and stories tracing back to these hamlets.
  • Successfully championed the non-expansion of the Urban Service Boundary to protect Lexington's horse farms and natural areas. 
  • Supports the continued funding for the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program for 12th District farmlands.
  • Assisted in the passage of a resolution to promote collaborative discussions, decisions and local policy in support of improved regional land use planning across the Bluegrass region. 
  • Led the review and passage of a Resolution for more effective, efficient and time-saving processes for construction change orders and price contracts within city government.
  • Initiated a pilot program for wireless broadband that would provide better internet service for the 12th District's rural areas.
  • Helped create a Lextran bus pass program for marginalized populations to travel to work and health services. 

District 12 Map

About the 12th District

Lexington’s 12th District makes up 70% of Fayette County’s landmass, with suburban neighborhoods, horse farms, rural residences, and many of our city’s treasures, including Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, The Kentucky Horse Park and Keeneland. Its incredible diversity is matched by its beauty.

Neighborhoods located in the 12th District:


Special landmarks located in the 12th District:

Neighborhood Development Funds

Limited City Council funds are available to local registered non-profits like Neighborhood Associations and 501(c)3 organizations to support programs and projects in the 12th District. In the past, these funds have been used to support things like neighborhood events and restoration projects, broadband development in rural neighborhoods, and non-profit programming and initiatives. If you would like to request consideration for Neighborhood Development Fund monies, please email the 12th District Office with a detailed request.

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Resources for Residents

  • Accela: search for official building filings from Building Inspection, Engineering, Planning and Waste Management.
  • Boards and Commissions: become a board or commission member on one of our 70 boards or commissions.
  • LexAlerts: The LEXALERTS emergency notification system enables officials to alert residents when there is a significant threat to their health and safety. Once registered, residents will receive these alerts automatically.
  • LexCall 311: The City's centralized service and information call center. LexCall 311 can assist you with services to include garbage collection, potholes, trash and debris, street signs and other city services. They can also connect you to any city employee or division. 
  • LexWrecks: keep up with real-time traffic information.
  • Neighborhood Traffic Management Program: to request traffic studies and traffic calming measures in your neighborhood.
  • Neighborhood Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grants: These grants provide funding for projects such as rain gardens, rain barrels, aeration systems for retention ponds, stream bank restoration, neighborhood workshops and other projects that help improve or manage stormwater through education and/or physical improvements. 
  • Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention: includes information for our Continuum of Care partners, information on resources available for people experiencing an immediate crisis, information about housing stabilization funds from Lexington and the state government.
  • Street Tree Cost Sharing Program: when you have a dead or dying street tree, this can help defray the cost of removal and replacement.
  • Utility and Repair Support Programs: if you are having trouble paying your LEXServ bill, or need financial support for sidewalk repair or tree removal, you can find financial support through LFUCG.

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