Council District 3, Hannah LeGris

Councilmember 3, Hannah LeGris

Hannah LeGris was elected as Lexington's Third District Urban County Council representative in November, 2020. In addition to her service on Council, Hannah works as a career counselor and educator at the University of Kentucky where she helps undergraduate students explore career options and learn to engage meaningfully with their communities. 

She holds a B.A. in English from the College of Wooster and an M.A. in English from The University of Kentucky. She moved to Lexington at the beginning of her career to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA in youth literacy programming. Hannah has over a decade of experience in the non-profit, private, and educational sectors. She currently serves on several nonprofit boards, including the International Book Project and CivicLex. 

In her personal life, Hannah is invested in the literary and creative arts. She is an avid pedestrian and bicycle commuter and likes experiencing the city at a human pace. Hannah lives in the Mentelle Park neighborhood where she enjoys talking with her neighbors, frequenting local businesses, and spending time with her partner Andrew. 
 

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District 3

District 3, By the Numbers

From historic homes to new infill developments; local Chevy Chase businesses, to downtown core high rises; District 3 contains a diverse range of people, places and interests located in the heart of Lexington.

Lexington’s 3rd District has:

  • 24% tree canopy coverage
  • 23.2% of the 3rd District’s population walks to work, and 2.7% bike to work--the highest numbers of any district in Lexington
  • 12 active Neighborhood Associations entirely in the 3rd District: Aylesford Place, Bell Court, Columbia Heights, Historic South Hill, Mentelle, Neighbors of Montclair, North Elizabeth Street, Pensacola Park, Seven Parks, South End, Transylvania Park, and WGPL.
  • 10 Public Parks and Plazas including the UK Arboretum and 1 future park, Town Branch Commons
  • 6 active Neighborhood Associations shared with other Council Districts: Kenwick, Gratz Park, Historic Woodward Heights, North Limestone, North Martin Luther King, and Picadome.
  • 6 Historic Neighborhoods and 1 Historic Courthouse
  • 2 Hospitals
  • 1 Aquatic Center
  • 1 Stadium and 1 Convention Center
  • 1 University: the University of Kentucky

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 3rd District. In the past, these funds have been used to support things like tree planting initiatives, arts initiatives, and non-profit programming.

If you would like to request consideration for Neighborhood Development Fund monies, you can email the 3rd District Council Office with your request.

Request NDF monies now

Citizen Resources

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

ESRI Maps for Public Policy: use public data and GIS mapping to advocate for better public policy

Homestead exemptions: to receive assistance on your property tax bill you can file for a homestead exemption. The homestead exemption is available to homeowners who fall in two categories:  those who will be 65 years of age or over any time during the current calendar year, or those who are disabled.  Applicants must own, live in and maintain the home as their primary residence.

Imagine Lexington: our website for understanding the current comprehensive plan and to get information on future planning decisions

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.

@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, current data on our citizens experiencing homelessness, and best practices on getting involved 

Residential Parking Permit Program: learn more about how to establish a Residential Parking Permit Program for your neighborhood

Street Tree Cost Sharing Program: when you have a dead or dying street tree, this can help defray the cost of removal and replacement  (funds run out quickly!)

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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