Council District 6, Lisa Higgins-Hord

Councilmemeber 6, Lisa Higgins-Hord

Lisa has held several positions at UK and is currently the Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement at the University of Kentucky. In this role, she develops, implements and assesses significant community based projects that create robust partnerships between the University community (faculty, students and staff) and local, state and regional constituencies. The responsibilities within the University Community Engagement department include the, AmeriCorps VISTA Program and the Office of Lifelong Learning.

Lisa is active in many state and local activities. Currently, Lisa serves on the Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Board, Blue Grass Community Foundation Board, Carnegie Center for Literacy Board and the Town Branch Project (Town Branch Partner). She is also a partner of the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Consortium at the University of Kentucky which provides training, access and opportunities for faculty and their classes regarding community projects.

Lisa was born in Harlan County, Kentucky and raised in Lexington. Lisa continued her education at the University of Kentucky where she received her Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree. Lisa is a graduate of the Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement’s Academy for Leaders at Virginia Tech. She is also a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honor Leadership Society.

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About district 6

The sixth district is a wonderful place to live, work and play! This diverse district is home to 17 neighborhood associations, nine public schools, and seven city parks, including the Brighton Rail Trail, a shared use trail from Man O War Blvd, connecting to Pleasant Ridge Park and Polo Club Boulevard. Also, the bustling Hamburg Pavilion draws thousands of citizens from across Lexington and neighboring counties for business and pleasure. 

The sixth District also has a rich cultural history. Notable historic sites include the horseshoe shaped Hamburg Place Horse Cemetery, one of Hamburg’s loveliest green spaces which house the remains of some of racing’s most famous thoroughbreds and several Kentucky Derby winners. Cadentown School, a segregated county school located on Liberty Road, at Todds Road was established in 1873 and closed after the Second World War. It later served as a settlement for freed slaves after the Civil War. Additionally, the namesake of the Bryan Station neighborhood and schools, Bryan’s Station was a frontier fort that came under a combined Native American, Tory and Canadian Ranger attack in 1782. 

The major corridors in the 6th District are Paris Pike, Winchester, Liberty and Bryan Station roads.   

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