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Lexington mayor names new councilmember to Urban County Council

Former president of the United Way of the Bluegrass

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2016) — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today named Kathy Plomin the new councilmember for the 12th District. Plomin replaces Russ Hensley, who resigned Sept. 22.

Kathy Plomin with Mayor Jim Gray

Plomin is an independent development consultant who has recently worked on fund-raising with the Living Arts and Science Center, Spindletop and as director of 100 Women, an organization that focuses on ensuring financial support for non-profits serving women and children.

She is the former president of the United Way of the Bluegrass, where she oversaw fund-raising campaigns totaling more than $50 million in donations over nine years. She also worked at WKYT-TV for 21 years, and was vice president for Sales & Marketing when she left.

“Kathy is well prepared to be a councilmember. She has a thorough understanding of Lexington and is devoted to our city” Gray said. “She is an active volunteer who has donated many hours to Lexington’s non-profit organizations. She is a leader with a proven track record.”

Plomin serves on the boards of LexHistory, Bluegrass Tomorrow and the Kentucky Commission on Women, among many others

A native of Ft. Thomas, Plomin and her husband, John, have two adult sons, Kyle and Sam.