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.

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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.


Ashleigh McGuire
Director of External Affairs

Ashleigh McGuire is from Winchester, Kentucky, and has worked in non-profit public affairs for six years, specializing in community engagement, communications, advocacy, and public policy. Ashleigh volunteers as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center, the Leadership Lexington Youth Program Steering Committee, and the LFUCG Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2015 where she found her passion for sustainability issues and building a thriving Lexington community for all. Prior to joining Fayette Alliance, Ashleigh served as the Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood in Florida and New York, worked on issue-based environmental campaigns, and for a Presidential electoral campaign. Ashleigh proudly calls Lexington home with her partner Hannah and their two dogs, Izzy and Dill.


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.


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.


Fayette Alliance Inc.
Board of Directors

Jimmy Bell
Price Bell, Jr.
Nicoma Bloodstock
Elisa Bruce
Sandra Noble Canon
The Berry Center
Kip Cornett
Melody Flowers
University of Kentucky
Greg Goodman
Mt. Brilliant Farm
Stan Harvey
Lord Aeck Sargent
Matt Hovekamp
Emerge Contracting
Mary Catherine Jones
Red Mile; Chair, Bluegrass International Cup
Chauncey Morris
John Phillips
Darby Dan Farm
Tom Poskin
Meridian Wealth Management
Walt Robertson
Swinebroad-Denton Inc.
Don Robinson
Winter Quarter Farm
Ken Silvestri
Silvestri Craig Realtors
Knox van Nagell
Mt. Brilliant
Holly Wiedemann
AU Associates
Anthony Wright
Harshaw Trane

Fayette Alliance Foundation
Board of Directors

Ann Bakhaus
Kentucky Eagle Inc.
Gary Biszantz
Cobra Farm
Jimmy Bell
Greg Goodman
Mt. Brilliant Farm
Orrin Ingram
Ingram Industries Inc.
Bill Justice
Justice Real Estate
Sue Masson
Green Lantern Farm
John Phillips
Darby Dan Farm
Don Robinson
Winter Quarter Farm
Bill Shively
Dixiana Farm


Josephine Abercrombie
Pin Oak Stud
Helen Alexander
Middlebrook Farm
Alltech, Inc.
Andover Management Group
Allen Schubert & John Knapp
Ann Bakhaus
Kentucky Eagle
Gary E. & Betty Biszantz
Cobra Farm
Alex G. Campbell, Jr.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Bill Farish
Lane’s End Farm
Fayette Co. Farm Bureau
David Fennelly
Mountmellick Farm
Greg & Becky Goodman
Mt. Brilliant Farm
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Larry & Marsha Hester
Hilaur Farm
Watts & Sally Humphrey
Shawnee 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
Mt. Brilliant Family Foundation
Celeste Neuman
Stonetower Stable
Nancy Polk
Normandy Farm
David & Daisy Pulito
Eugenie Redman
Don M. Robinson
Winter Quarter Farm
Dr. Kim & Rob Rosenstein
Bill & Donna Shively
Dixiana Farm
Mr. David Silverstein
FiveStone Group
Mrs. John Stewart
Stewart Home & School