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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Kathy Plomin

Kathy Plomin is one of Lexington ‘s go-to people when it comes to community building, relationships and development throughout the Bluegrass Region. She exemplified this skill set as President of the United Way of the Bluegrass for the past nine plus years until her recent retirement last spring. Before heading this highly respected non-profit organization,...

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The Fayette Alliance Supports Application for Brownfields Assessment Grant

In October 2009, LFUCG applied for $400,000 in federal funding to perform a community-wide brownfields assessment.  The Fayette Alliance endorsed LFUCG’s brownfield assessment grant application because it will improve Lexington’s quality of life potential. Please click here to view our statement of support. LFUCG received partial funding for the project. With this financing, LFUCG will...

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Creating a Place That ‘Makes the Heart Sing’

Excerpt from Kentucky.com, posted April 18, 2010 Op-ed by Knox van Nagell, Executive Director of The Fayette Alliance “Creating a place that ‘makes the heart sing’: summit focused participants on lexington’s assets, challenges” Spring is here, and nature continues to remind us of the Bluegrass’ unrivaled beauty and potential. Our rolling green pastures dancing with...

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Alliance Supports Mayor’s Proposed $2 million Budget for PDR

In his annual state of the merged government address, Mayor Newberry recommended allocating $2 million of LFUCG funds to the PDR program in FY 2011. If granted by the Council, this local funding will enable PDR to receive $2 million in state and federal “matching” dollars. If accomplished, PDR will have a total of $4...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Don B. Pratt

Don Pratt is a long time Lexington social activist. Don went to prison rather than support the Vietnam War, worked to help integrate University of Kentucky athletics, and has advocated for progressive reforms ever since. Don marched with Justice William O. Douglas to help save the Red River Gorge, marched with Martin Luther King for...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Chuck Ellinger

History: Born in Columbus, OH on April 13, 1964 Raised in Lexington, KY  since July 1965 Education: Lexington Catholic High School – Graduated  1983 Rollins College – Bachelors Degree in Political Science – Graduated 1987 University of Kentucky College of Law Graduated 1990 Continued studies toward a Masters in Public Administration UK’s Martin School Employment: At-Large Council Member –...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Linda Gorton

I am in my 12th year as a Council Member, having served 1999-2006 in the 4th District & 2007-present as a Council Member At-Large. Through my service in my district and At-Large, I have worked with many neighborhood associations & civic organizations, growing to appreciate the grassroots power of the people. Leadership & openness are...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Ralph Ruschell

LEXINGTONIAN RALPH RUSCHELL GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WITH A DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. MR RUSCHELL HAS VAST REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE AND HAS DONE SEVERAL DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDING 3 DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY. HE RECIEVED THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD FROM SAYRE SCHOOL. HE ALSO HEADED THE EFFORTS THAT LED TO THE RESTORATION OF THE OLD SAYRE...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: George Brown Jr.

GEORGE A. BROWN, JR. PREVIOUSLY SERVED SIX (6) TERMS, THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AS THE FIRST (1st) COUNCIL DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE. HE IS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AS CONTRACTOR/SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY’S FACILITIES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT. BROWN IS A LEXINGTON NATIVE. HE IS A MEMBER OF ST. PETER CLAVER CATHOLIC CHURCH. AS AN ADOLESCENT, BROWN PLAYED...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Steve Kay

Steve Kay is a founding partner of Roberts & Kay, Inc. (RKI), a research and organization development firm established in 1983. Steve’s major clients at the local level have included Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, and University of Kentucky. At the state level his clients have included the Governor’s Office of Agricultural...

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