Office of the Urban County Council

The Urban County Council is the legislative branch of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. The council has the power to establish budgets, set policy and levy taxes, subject to limits set by the Charter and state laws.

The Urban County Council consists of 12 district council members and three At-Large council members. District councilmembers are elected for two-year terms and may serve up to six consecutive terms. At-Large councilmembers are elected for four-year terms and may serve up to three consecutive terms.

The At-large member who receives the most votes in the general election becomes the vice mayor. In the mayor's absence, the vice mayor is the presiding officer.

Email all councilmembers

2024 Council calendar

Neighborhood Development Funds

Council office staff

Shauntae Hall
Council Administrator
(859) 280-8267

Kendra Thompson
Research Analyst
(859) 280-8268

Jennifer Sutton
Research Analyst
(859) 280-8269

Kelley Farley
Budget Analyst
(859) 280-8270

Jillian Riseman
Public Information Officer
(859) 280-8278

Council districts


Council, Mayor and community work together on plan for federal funds

Lexington has once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in the $120 million the City is receiving from the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act.

Mayor looks to national organization for help

Cities United to work with Lexington to develop a plan to reduce the number of homicides and shootings.

Mayor plans Center for Senior and Therapeutic Recreation

The new center will provide new, accessible space for therapeutic programming, and supplement some services offered at the Senior Center.