Committees

In 2024, Councilman Rick Blackwell serves as a member of the following committees:

  • Chair of Budget Committee
  • Government Oversight/Audit & Appointments Committee
  • Public Safety Committee

Committee descriptions are listed below:

Budget Committee - meets at 4:30 PM on Thursdays of Committee Week

This committee is responsible for discussion and legislation on Metro's Operating and Capital Budgets, budget adjustments, bonds, budget reports, and budget hearings. 

Government Oversight/Audit & Appointments Committee - meets at 5:00 PM on Tuesdays of Committee Week

This committee is responsible for all appointments to Boards and Commissions, audits, ethics, investigations of Metro Departments, Council Rules, and annexation matters. 

Public Safety Committee - meets at 4:00 PM on Wednesdays of Committee Week

This committee is responsible for discussion and legislation on Louisville Metro Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management Agency, Louisville Fire Department, Metro Safe, and public safety issues.

For more information on all the Metro Council standing committees, please visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/metro-council/2024-metro-council-standing-committees

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