Council District 8, Fred Brown

Councilmember Fred Brown, District 8Fred V. Brown returned to the Urban County Council to serve the residents of the 8th District. For over 40 years he worked as a self-employed certified public accountant (CPA) in Lexington-Fayette County. He before represented the district from 1994-2004.

During Fred’s previous tenure on Council, he worked to make the district safer for residents. He initiated the process to establish an East Sector Police Roll Call Center in the Gainesway Shopping Area. He championed major renovations of the Tates Creek Aquatic Center. He also supported converting flooding areas into enjoyable green spaces within the district.

8th District Priorities

  • Add sidewalks on Armstrong Mill Road, creating safer pedestrian routes to neighborhood schools;
  • Ensure timely road repairs, such as resurfacing and filling potholes;
  • Increase Police and Fire personnel, add neighborhood officers; and,
  • Support neighborhood vitality; preserve and enhance greenspace areas.

District 8 map

About district 8

The eighth council district is comprised of several neighborhoods, each with a distinct character. Public spaces within the area include: Gainesway Park, River Hill Park, Hartland Park and Berry Hill Park. The district also has the Gainesway Community Center and the Tates Creek Golf Course & Aquatic Center.

Unique to the eighth council district is the Tates Creek School campus, which has elementary, middle and high schools within walking distance from each other. Millcreek Elementary School is in the district as well. 

In the heart of the Gainesway Community is the East Sector Police Roll Call Center, the largest sector in Fayette County.

Created in the late 1950s through the late 1970s, the eighth council district has a strong sense of community pride and tradition.