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Fayette Alliance is a non-profit dedicated to achieving sustainable, equitable growth in Lexington-Fayette County through land-use advocacy, education, and research.

As your voice for sustainable growth, we believe that preserving our unique and productive bluegrass farmland, advancing innovative development, and improving our infrastructure are essential to our collective success in Lexington. Through our efforts at government and beyond, Fayette Alliance positively impacts countywide planning and zoning laws and policies – which are the building blocks of a better quality of life, economy, and environment for us all.

Our Vision: Lexington-Fayette County will be the model for sustainable growth by balancing and connecting our vibrant city with our productive and beautiful Bluegrass farmland.

View Fayette Alliance Annual Report


Our Staff

Brittany Roethemeier
Executive Director

Brittany M. Roethemeier, J.D., joined Fayette Alliance as Executive Director in March 2019 after practicing real estate law at McBrayer PLLC since 2011, where she was named a “Super Lawyer-Rising Star in Real Estate” in 2017, 2018 and 2019. A passion for her community and a desire to ensure that Lexington continues to be an extraordinary place to live, work and play for all its community members brought her to Fayette Alliance, where she is committed to its vital mission to sustainably and equitably grow our city and promote our farms.

She has served as a volunteer with numerous non-profit organizations, including on the Board of Directors of Step by Step, Transylvania University Young Alumni Council, Friends of the Bluegrass Land Conservancy, Leadership Lexington Alumni Association and Youth Program Steering Committees, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and is a graduate of the Leadership Lexington Class of 2014-15. Originally from Union, Kentucky, Brittany is a graduate of Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky College of Law, and lives in Lexington with her husband Dean and rescue dog Henry.

brittany@fayettealliance.com

Ashleigh McGuire Dunsmoor
Director of External Affairs

Ashleigh McGuire Dunsmoor was raised in Winchester but calls Lexington home. She is a Communications professional who has worked in non-profit public affairs for over six years, specializing in community engagement, advocacy, and public policy. She has served as a member of the Leadership Lexington Youth Program Steering Committee and on the board of Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center. She currently serves on the LFUCG Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2015 where she found her passion for connecting people to advocacy through strategic communications. Prior to joining Fayette Alliance, Ashleigh served as the Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood in Florida and in New York for three years, and prior to that, she worked on environmental and Presidential electoral campaigns. Ashleigh loves living in Lexington with her partner Hannah and their three dogs.

ashleigh@fayettealliance.com

Natalie Appel
Development and Outreach Manager

Natalie Appel is a Lexington native and a graduate of Centre College with a B.A. in History and International Studies. She kicked off her career in Undergraduate Admissions Counseling at Georgetown College then moved on to become the Program Manager at Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass where she provided financial literacy and entrepreneurship-based programming for youth, including directing the Leadership Lexington Youth Program. Natalie serves on the Board of Directors for Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center and is a member of the Leadership Lexington class of 2022. In her free time, Natalie likes to walk/run with her rescue German Shepherd, Snickers, and enjoys Downtown Lexington living.

natalie@fayettealliance.com

Stephanie Oghia
Administrative Coordinator

Stephanie Oghia is a long-time resident of Lexington and comes to Fayette Alliance with extensive nonprofit experience. Stephanie has worked for local nonprofits such as Ampersand Sexual Violence Center of the Bluegrass, Radio Eye, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. She has also served on various nonprofit boards in the area, including Lexington Fairness, New Leaders Council Kentucky, AVOL Kentucky, and Moveable Feast. Stephanie was a 2014 Fellow of New Leaders Council Kentucky, a leadership program for young professionals. She is also not a stranger to community events, having co-chaired different event committees, including AVOL Kentucky’s Dining Out For Life, the Lexington Fairness Hall of Fame Awards, and Moveable Feast’s Fifteen-Year Anniversary Celebration. Currently, Stephanie serves on the Board of Friends of the Red River Gorge and volunteers with Radio Eye. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Administration and a Master’s of Science Degree in Sports Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. She was named Lexington Fairness 2013 Ally of the Year and was awarded the Imperial Court of Kentucky’s Community Service Award in 2014. When not at work, you can find Stephanie exploring Kentucky’s hiking trails with her rescue trail dog Ross, discovering Lexington, cheering on UK, cooking, or spending time with friends and her two other rescue dogs, Shaggy and Ori.

stephanie@fayettealliance.com

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Fayette Alliance Foundation
Board of Directors

Ann Bakhaus
Kentucky Eagle, Inc.
Jimmy Bell
Godolphin
Price Bell, Jr.
Nicoma Bloodstock
Elisa Bruce
REACH, Inc.
Sandra Noble Canon
The Berry Center
Kip Cornett
Cornett
Melody Flowers
University of Kentucky
Greg Goodman
Mt. Brilliant Farm
Stan Harvey
Lord Aeck Sargent
Matt Hovekamp
Emerge Contracting
Orrin Ingram
Ingram Industries, Inc.
Mary Catherine Jones
Red Mile; Chair, Bluegrass International Cup
Bill Justice
Justice Real Estate
Sue Masson
Green Lantern Farm
Chauncey Morris
Kentucky Thoroughbred Association
Tom Poskin
Meridian Wealth Management
Don Robinson
Winter Quarter Farm; Board Chair
Bill Shively
Dixiana Farm
Ken Silvestri
Silvestri Real Estate
Holly Wiedemann
AU Associates
Anthony Wright
Harshaw Trane

Sustainers

Josephine Abercrombie
Pin Oak Stud
Helen C. Alexander
Middlebrook Farm
The Antonacci Family Foundation
Ann Bakhaus
Kentucky Eagle
Jimmy Bell
Godolphin
Cammie and Jay Brunker
Fayette Co. Farm Bureau
Alex G. Campbell, Jr.
Richard and Debbie Comley
Bill Farish, Jr.
Lane’s End Farm
Greg & Becky Goodman
Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Larry & Marsha Hester
Hilaur Farm
Orrin Ingram
Ingram Industries Inc.
Bill Justice
Justice Real Estate
Keeneland Association
Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders
Lisa Lourie
Spy Coast Farm
Deirdre Lyons
Alltech Inc.
Richard & Sue Ann Masson
Green Lantern Farm
Don M. Robinson
Winter Quarter Farm
Jamison Sutherland
Robo and Sarah Sutherland