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 policies, 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.

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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


Lex Grow Trees awards nearly $500,000 in grants to grow Lexington’s tree canopy

Lex Grow Trees is thrilled to unveil the recipients of their inaugural grants, which will aid the initiative’s efforts to bolster Lexington's tree population and foster community engagement in urban forestry efforts.

June 2024 Council Comment Newsletter

The June 2024 edition of the Urban County Council's monthly newsletter is available now to read and subscribe here.

Construction to begin in June on Phoenix Park

The new Phoenix Park will include many new features, as well as enhanced upgrades to current offerings at the park.