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 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


Mayor, Councilmembers break ground on new playground

The playground at Gainesway Park is expected to open in late spring.

Gainesway project to temporarily close roads as Lexington making progress on sanitary sewer improvements

The project is part of a massive overhaul of the city’s sanitary sewer system that began in 2011.

Initiative, funding opportunities announced to grow Lexington’s tree canopy

The City of Lexington is excited to introduce a new project called Lex Grow Trees. Its goal is to make Lexington's tree population healthier and bigger.