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City Council

Regular Meetings

The City Council meets every first and third Thursday of the month at 8 p.m., in the Waddell Elementary School Cafeteria (100 Pendleton Place, Lexington).

Agendas, Packets & Meeting Audio

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View all agendas, packets and meeting audio here.


Current City Council members are listed under Elected Officials.

About City Council

The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body of the city. It is composed of six residents who are elected at large. The mayor, who is independently elected, is the presiding officer.

The responsibilities of the City Council include:

  • Enacting ordinances, resolutions, and orders necessary for the proper governing of the city's affairs
  • Reviewing and adopting the annual budget
  • Reviewing and deciding on recommendations from various boards and commissions
  • Appointing a city manager, city attorney, clerk of council, and residents to various boards and commissions
  • Establishing policies and measures to promote the general welfare of the city and safety and health of its residents
  • Representing the city at official functions and with other organizations

View the 2018 City Council Handbook for more information.

Strategic Plan

The Lexington Strategic Plan was adopted by City Council on January 3, 2019.

In early 2017, City Council began the creation of a new Strategic Plan. Council worked over the course of several months with an experienced consultant to develop a strategic vision, and city staff presented research on the elements of this strategic vision in the form of Policy Briefs in November 2017. In February of 2018, community members chosen by Council began working in volunteer groups to define action steps and provide perspective on Council-created goals. After reviewing the action steps, Council voted on the final document in January of 2019.

Other documents for review

2026 Vision Statement
Strategic Plan 2013-2015, adopted July 18, 2013. 
Economic Development Plan 2013-2015