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Here’s how to join a city board or commission

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Want to get more involved in the city’s happenings, but don’t know where to begin? Joining a board or a commission can help fill that void in your life + an empty seat at their table.

In Lexington, there are 70 boards + commissions focused on parks, the airport, sister cities + more. Currently, 39 either have vacancies or terms ending soon. Today, we’re sharing 10 of them, so keep scrolling to find a spot that might interest you.

How to get involved

To be considered, you must first fill out an application. Click here to be placed on the vacancy notification list. Note: Some board vacancies are centered around specific neighborhood residents or career fields.

Current vacancies + terms ending soon

Access Lexington

  • Three spots | Four-year term
  • Advises city government on issues that impact citizens with disabilities.

Affordable Housing Governing Board

  • One spot | Four-year term
  • Help oversee the actions of the affordable housing fund.

Bluegrass Crime Stoppers

  • Three spots | Four-year term
  • Help motivate public cooperation and involvement with law enforcement efforts to prevent crime.

Explorium of Lexington Board of Directors

  • Two spots | Four-year term
  • Aid in decision-making for our children’s museum.

Historic Preservation Commission

  • Three spots | Four-year term
  • Review legislation + nominations of historic places that may affect historic preservation.

Homeless Prevention & Intervention Board

  • One spot | Four-year term
  • Support the coordination of federally and locally funded projects to help end homelessness.

Library Board of Advisors

  • Four spots | Four-year term
  • Help guide long-term strategies for the Lexington Public Library.

Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center Board of Directors

  • Two spots | Four-year term
  • Oversee the management and programming for the Lyric Theatre.

Social Services Advisory Board

  • Four spots | Four-year term
  • Advise the Department of Social Services on administration + management of all local welfare, domestic relations, juvenile, and children’s service programs.