Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit provides an opportunity for discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing neighborhoods and our city as a whole. Mayor’s Neighborhood Summits were introduced by Mayor Linda Gorton in June 2019.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and public health guidelines, the most recent Mayor's Neighborhood Summit was held virtually. The virtual three-day series took place November 17 – 19, with topics that included Lexington’s Public Works and Infrastructure, Mayor’s Commission for Racial Justice & Equality and COVID-19 in Fayette County.

Each day of the Mayor's Virtual Neighborhood Summit focused on one of these specific topics. There was a one-hour panel discussions regarding the topic, and pre-submitted questions were answered.

Each day's session was aired live on LexTV (Spectrum channel 185, MetroNet channel 3, Windstream channel 3 and 20), and live streamed at

The public was able to submit questions to be addressed during these panel discussions.

The Mayor’s Virtual Neighborhood Summit Series

Tuesday, November 17 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Watch the recording here)

Lexington’s Public Works and Infrastructure


  • Mayor Linda Gorton
  • Commissioner of Environmental Quality & Public Works Nancy Albright
  • Director of Water Quality Charles Martin
  • Director of Project Management Brandi Peacher


Wednesday, November 18 | 11 a.m. - Noon (Watch the recording here)

Mayor’s Commission for Racial Justice & Equality


  • Mayor Linda Gorton
  • Mayor's Commission for Racial Justice & Equality Co-Chair Roszalyn Akins
  • Mayor's Commission for Racial Justice & Equality Co-Chair Dr. Gerald L. Smith
  • Commissioner of Social Services Chris Ford


Thursday, November 19 | 10 - 11 a.m. (Watch the recording here)

COVID-19 in Fayette County


  • Mayor Linda Gorton
  • Lexington-Fayette County Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh
  • Chief of Staff Tyler Scott


Mayor's Virtual Neighborhood Summit