Lexington City Council
The Mayor and City Council serve part-time and are elected on a nonpartisan basis. The Mayor, elected at-large (City-wide) for a two-year term, is the official head of the City government and serves as the presiding officer at City Council meetings. Voters elect one Council member in each of the City's six electoral wards and each Council member so elected must reside in his or her respective electoral ward. Two Council members are elected at-large. Each Council member is elected for a four-year term with four Council members being elected every two years. Regular municipal elections are held in the City every two years in odd-numbered years.
The City has a Council-Manager form of government with City Council being responsible for establishing policy, passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committees and the City's legal counsel, as well as hiring the City's chief administrative officer, the City Manager. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the governing board, for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, and for the appointment of the Department Heads who direct City staff to deliver the services and to meet the Keys to becoming a City of Choice, initiatives, and vision for the City of Lexington.
City Council Meetings
The Lexington City Council holds regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Monday of the month (with the exception of July and December whereby one meeting is held on the second Monday) at City Hall at 6:00 p.m.
City Council regular meeting dates, agendas, digests of action and minutes can be found by visiting the calendar. The agendas are posted to the calendar event as soon as available, which is typically a minimum of two days prior to the meetings. The digest of action which summarizes action taken at the meeting is posted the following day. The detailed minutes from the meeting are posted after they are approved by City Council, which occurs at a subsequent City Council meeting.
|First Meeting||Second Meeting|
|January 13||January 27|
|February 10||February 24|
|March 9||March 23|
|April 13||April 27|
|May 11||May 26**|
|June 8||June 22|
|July 13||No Meeting*|
|August 10||August 24|
|September 14||September 28|
|October 12||October 26|
|November 9||November 23|
|December 14||No Meeting*|
* No 2nd Meetings in July and December
** Due to observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020, the City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
To Find Your Voting Ward
Please visit the Voting Wards for Mayor and City Council if you would like to know which Councilor represents you. Be sure to visit the calendar for the next Town Hall meeting in your Ward and Sign up for eNews to be notified!