Council District 4, Susan Lamb

Councilmember Susan Lamb, District 4

Councilmember Susan Lamb was first elected to serve the 4th District in 2014. Susan is excited to use her extensive experience and knowledge of government to serve the constituents of the 4th District. Since being elected, she has been able to work with her colleagues in serving the residents of the district and the city as a whole.

Susan grew up in the small town of Bagdad, Kentucky. Growing up on a farm gave her a strong work ethic. She also loved taking care of, and riding, horses while on the farm.

In 1986, she was given the opportunity to work in Mayor Scotty Baesler’s Office of Economic Development. She worked with the Urban County Community Development Corporation, Industrial Revenue Bonds Committee, Lexington United, Urban Renewal and Community Development Agency, and assisted with Lexington’s Enterprise Zone. She learned the importance of bringing businesses to Lexington. She was often the first person who business prospects spoke with, so she learned the importance of listening and making sure their questions were addressed.

Susan spent 21 years in the Council Clerk’s Office, serving first as the Deputy Council Clerk, and the last six years as the Council Clerk. She quickly learned the importance of this office and its value to Lexington and the Urban County Government. She coordinated the transformation of a state-of-the-art government records center, the implementation of video streaming of all meetings of the Council, Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment, and worked to start the city’s legislative management system, which gives the public access to all information they would need regarding legislative action. The need for transparency is a top priority for her past and current roles in government.

Susan possesses a strong leadership, organization and communication skill set, with a vast understanding of government process and history. She has a track record for finding solutions to problems, and uses this to best help the residents of the 4th District.

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About district 4

Our district is diverse, filled with residents who care for each other and their community. Spanning from just behind the Arboretum out to the Jessamine County line, the district is nestled between Tates Creek and Nicholasville roads. We have nearly 20 neighborhood, condo, townhome or homeowner associations. Our residents enjoy six public parks – Zandale Park, Wildwood Park, Meadowbrook Park and Golf Course, Belleau Woods Park, Kirklevington Park, and Veterans Park. Our district also holds Glendover Elementary, Lansdowne Elementary, and Southern Elementary and Middle Schools.

Whether you live in the Pinnacle neighborhood or on Shady Lane, we all share in the respect for our neighbors and the better good of our city. Our office has a daily focus to provide response and understanding to the concerns of the 4th District residents.

Susan loves working with the residents of the 4th District each day. Whether that is through neighborhood meetings, one of our quarterly district-wide meetings, or hearing from those with questions, comments, or concerns, Susan has learned so much from the residents, and has been happy to provide service to help their needs. If you ever have a concern, question, problem, or idea, feel free to contact us. We pride ourselves in providing top caliber constituent services.

Serves on….

General Government and Social Services CommitteeChair

Planning and Public Safety Committee

Budget, Finance, and Economic Development Committee

Arboretum Advisory Board

Census 2020 Complete Count Committee

City Employee’s Pension Fund Board

Commission on Veterans' Affairs

Corridors Commission

Council Rules & Procedures Review Subcommittee – Chair

Economic Development Investment Board

Ethics Ordinance Review Subcommittee

Finance & Social Services Budget Link – Chair

Infill & Redevelopment Committee

Internal Audit Review Board

Social Services Advisory Board

Tree Canopy Committee

Footnotes of the Fourth Newsletter

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