About Marilyn Parker
I have served on the Louisville Metro Council for 3 terms. I was first elected to the Metro Council in November of 2012 and was sworn into office in January 2013. I was one of the first elected officials to Louisville Metro Council to decline the public pension on principle.
I previously worked more than 3 decades as a Trauma ICU Nurse at the University of Louisville Hospital after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Since retiring from healthcare, I have since shifted to starting my own business, Club K-9 Entertainment Venue which is a nationally recognized premier facility for dogs and their humans. It serves a lifelong interest of mine – dogs and their people.
I have been honored to serve on almost all of the Metro Council Committees and hope to continue to be successful in increasing Metro’s investment in paving, parks and police. I believe that there are two main functions of government, public safety and infrastructure.
I serve on the Metro Council to be a voice for prudent utilization of your tax dollars and not wasting your hard-earned money. I support budgets and policies that will better protect our city, and legislation that is supportive of economic growth. My second goal in serving is to assist District 18 in being one of the best Districts to live, work, and play in. Since my start on the Metro Council, District 18 improvements have included: improvements at Des Pes and AB Sawyer Parks that include the first public pickle ball courts in the city, tennis court refurbishing, a new pavilion, and a refurbished walking path. Improvements at AB Sawyer Park included a new parking lot, concessions, playground & more. I have assisted with two other playgrounds in the district. partnered with LMPD Division 8 for a workout facility to help our officers decompress, addressed traffic and speeding concerns by purchasing mobile and stationary speed machines, assisted with traffic synchronization to help folks get on their way, cleaning roadways of debris and graffiti, and assisted residents with flooding issues. road paving, and sidewalk connectivity. I organized the first major large-scale East End pop off drop off at U of L Shelby campus.
My goal is to continue to serve my District and City as I remain in office.