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Lexington Mayor Plans First Neighborhood Summit

Posted at 11:00 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 11:00:27-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Next month, Mayor Linda Gorton will hold her first Mayor’s Neighborhood Summit to engage community members on issues affecting their neighborhoods.

It is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 1 at the Lexington Senior Center on Richmond Road.

The Neighborhood Summit will allow community members from across the city to come together, interact with Gorton and councilmembers, and discuss issues affecting their neighborhoods. This is the first city-wide neighborhood-focused summit in nearly a decade.

“Neighborhoods are critical to quality of life for our citizens,” Gorton said. “I want to encourage neighborhood engagement and leadership. This summit is an opportunity for neighbors to get a better understanding of local government, the challenges neighborhoods face, and the resources available to them.”

The Neighborhood Summit will include four breakout session topics — public safety, opioids, community and neighborhood engagement, and local government basics.

Although pre-registration is not required, it is requested. Online registration and details are available at The summit is free and open to the public.