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


City breaks ground on Kelley’s Landing

Ground was broken for Kelley’s Landing, Lexington’s first public river park, and is planned to open this fall.

Council rejects bid for new city hall

The Urban County Council voted to reject a bid the City received in February to build a new city hall.

Council launches public input website

Mayor Linda Gorton today joined Urban County Councilmembers to announce the Council’s new public input website, “Engage Lexington.”