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.

Email all Councilmembers

Council office staff

Stacey Maynard
Council Administrator
(859) 280-8267

Kendra Thompson
Research Analyst
(859) 280-8268

Hilary Angelucci
Research Analyst
(859) 280-8269

Council districts


Mayor names Joseph Smith to 2nd District seat

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.

Street’s new name honors Harry Sykes

Mayor Jim Gray and the Urban County Council have renamed a Lexington street “Harry Sykes Way” to honor the late Harry Sykes, Lexington’s first African American city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor.

New Entrance Sign for Historic Southland Area Completed

The Southland Association, UK students and Corridors Commission partner to create a bold new entrance gateway sign for the Southland Drive area