12th District thoughts
I am proud of my representation of the 12th District these past six years. The District is very distinct as it encompasses the delicate balance of our world renowned horse farms, farmland and natural resources as well as growing and vibrant neighborhoods. In addition, theDistrict is significantly larger in size than any other district representing over 70% of the land mass in Fayette County. I have spent my last three, two-year terms, working diligently to represent the diverse district’s needs, issues, and concerns.
As your 12th District Councilmember, I have:
- Successfully championed the non-expansion of the Urban Service Area.
- Actively interacted with the District’s many neighborhood associations and HOA’s for various desired neighborhood outcomes.
- Initiated community regional conversations regarding adjoining county land use.
- Aggressively lobbied for the continued funding of the PDR (Purchase of Development Rights) Program.
- Developed a user-friendly community event application process.
- Advocated and assisted in the acquisition of a permanent location and full-time staff through city funding for the Lexington History Museum.
- Successfully passed a resolution that reaffirms the regional significance of our rural lands and soils.
- Co-chaired and oversaw funding efforts for the “Breaking the Bronze Ceiling” monument now located downtown. The half million dollars raised for the monument ensured a permanent recognition and celebration of the 100 Anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.
- Streamlined the process of approving change orders that must be approved by Council via work sessions and council meetings.
- Acquired space for the recognition and celebration of “hamlets” located in the 12th District. There are over 25 historical locations throughout the district that were home to freed slaves in the 1800’s. This permanent location will house historical artifacts and provide the history and impact of the hamlets and their residents.