Meet Some of the Council Members (cont.)


Council Member Fred Brown, 8th District

Fred Brown previously served the 8th Council District for 11 Years from 1994 through 2004, during which he chaired two standing Council committees. He is a Certified Public Accountant practicing in the area of accounting and auditing of governmental agencies. Brown’s accounting experience aided in the budget process.

Council Member Brown supports more greenspace and improved park maintenance. He also supports road repairs and resurfacing in a timely manner, and better traffic management to help solve traffic congestion. He supports adding a fourth police sector location and adding police and fire personnel. He is married and has three daughters and six grandchildren. He has lived in the 8th District for 36 years.

Amanda Mays Bledsoe, 10th District

Amanda Mays Bledsoe’s family has lived in the 10th District in southwest Lexington for four generations. As a Senior Policy Analyst with the Council of State Governments, she worked in a nonpartisan manner with elected officials from all over the country on some of the most critical challenges facing state and local governments today. This included working in cooperation with the private sector to identify successful ways government can create a business-friendly environment so entrepreneurs can create jobs and economic opportunity.

Amanda worked on projects related to state environmental and international trade policy, including negotiating agreements and sharing best practices with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Agency for International Development. Additionally, Amanda worked on broader policy trends in state and local government including the changing roles of government and public safety issues. Amanda continued that commitment to public safety later as an adjunct faculty instructor at both Midway College and the Bluegrass Community and Technical College. She was responsible for teaching courses on homeland security where she had the chance to directly train first-responders on the roles of government at all levels in emergency preparedness and disaster management.

Amanda has also been involved with a number of communi t y organizations, all of which focus on serving our neighbors in need, especially women and children. Such involvement has included providing free, quality health care for at-risk women as the 2009 Chair of the Board of the Assurance Care Center.

Amanda invests in the next generation by serving as a Board member of the Christian Student Fellowship at the University of Kentucky. She has also worked to support fathers and daughters in Lexington by co-founding Her Knight Dance, which raises funds for parenting initiatives in Central Kentucky. With degrees in both Philosophy and Classical Studies from Hillsdale College, Amanda received her Master’s degree in International Affairs/National Security Policy from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. She and her husband, Todd, have two children and are actively involved at Southland Christian Church.

Richard Moloney, Council Member At-Large

Richard Moloney, a Lexington native, returns to the Urban County Government to serve citizens as a Council Member At-Large. A former Council Member elected to represent the 11th District, Moloney served seven terms over a twenty year period; a time span covering 4 mayors, 6 vice mayors and 45 council members. Moloney also served as Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioner of Environmental Quality and Public Works for Mayor Gray. Prior to that, he led the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction under the Beshear Administration.

Moloney will serve on three committees: Budget and Finance, Environmental Quality and Public Works, and General Government and Social Services.

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