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 Council Members are elected for two-year terms and may serve up to six consecutive terms. At-Large Council Members 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 absence of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor is the presiding officer.
Over 100 people from across Lexington will gather at the Lyric Theatre Thursday to focus on how they can reach out and help our City’s young people.
Mayor Jim Gray today named Preston Worley, an attorney with a strong record of community service and neighborhood involvement, the new Councilmember for the 7th District.
Mayor Jim Gray today named Joseph M. Smith, who brings a wide range of experience in business and community service to government, the new Councilmember for the 2nd District.