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 councilmembers and three At-Large councilmembers. 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 absence of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor is the presiding officer.

Email all Councilmembers

2023 Council Calendar

Council office staff

Stacey Maynard
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

Council districts


Mayor wants to name street after Harry Sykes

Mayor Jim Gray, with the support of 11th District Councilmember Peggy Henson, plans to ask members of the Urban County Council to pass a resolution renaming Red Mile Place for the late Harry Sykes, Lexington’s first African American city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor.

Douglass Park wraps up Centennial Celebration with commemorative banquet

This past Saturday, local leaders and residents gathered to mark the end of the year-long Douglass Park 100th anniversary celebration, with a special community banquet. 

Mayor names Kathy Plomin to 12th District seat

Mayor Jim Gray today named Kathy Plomin, who brings a wide range of experience to government, the new Councilmember for the 12th District.