September 29, 2021, Lexington, Ky. – First District Councilperson James Brown has declared his candidacy for council at-large citing a deep civic commitment and years of experience serving a cross-section of issues and people in the city.
Brown was appointed to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council by Mayor Jim Gray in April 2015 and has since been re-elected to the post four times. “I am proud to be part of the long history of minority representation in the 1st District,” Brown stated, “Public service is something I’ve always been drawn to.” Prior to his council service, Brown held numerous parent leadership positions in the Fayette County Public Schools; completed several community leadership training programs including with Commerce Lexington, the Prichard Committee, and BCTC; and served as president of his neighborhood association for several years.
As a city councilmember Brown has earned a reputation as an effective coalition builder. He has been appointed to a wide-range of Council committees and was elected by his colleagues to serve as Chairperson of the Planning and Public Safety Committee. In addition to his Council seat, Brown continues to serve Lexington on a host of other boards, committees and commissions. “Lexington is a great city but we still have tough challenges. I have proven to be a strong inclusive voice on council by working hard and listening to others. Our community needs leadership that brings us together and moves us forward and that is why I have declared my candidacy for Council-At-Large 2022!”
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