Mayor names Kathy Plomin to 12th District seat

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2016) - Mayor Jim Gray today named Kathy Plomin, who brings a wide range of experience to government, the new Councilmember for the 12th District.

“Kathy is well prepared to be a Councilmember. She has a thorough understanding of Lexington and is devoted to our city” Gray said. “She is an active volunteer who has donated many hours to Lexington’s non-profit organizations. She is a leader with a proven track record.”

Plomin is an independent development consultant who has recently worked on fund-raising with the Living Arts and Science Center, Spindletop and as director of 100 Women, an organization that focuses on ensuring financial support for non-profits serving women and children.

She is the former President of the United Way of the Bluegrass, where she oversaw fund-raising campaigns totaling more than $50 million in donations over nine years. She also worked at WKYT-TV for 21 years, and was Vice President for Sales & Marketing when she left.

“I am pleased and excited to serve as the newly appointed Councilmember for the 12th District,” Plomin said. “Since my decision to run for the Council seat over eight months ago, I have spent my time meeting with many12th District and community residents regarding issues that impact the 12th District, as well as our community at large. During that time I have also attended many Council sessions and committee meetings so that I would have a working knowledge of the issues at hand and the council decision-making process. I look forward to getting started on helping to make Lexington the best it can be for all our citizens.”

Plomin serves on the Boards of LexHistory, Bluegrass Tomorrow and the Kentucky Commission on Women, among many others 

A native of Ft. Thomas, Plomin and her husband, John, have two adult sons, Kyle and Sam.

Plomin replaces Russ Hensley, who resigned Sept. 22.

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