About Brent Ackerson

Louisville Metro Council
District 26
601 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-1126
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Brent T. Ackerson was first elected as the 26th District Councilman in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012, 2016, and again in 2020.

Brent represents the following Home-Rule cities in Jefferson County:

Cambridge (partial), Jeffersontown (partial), Houston Acres, Lincolnshire, Meadowview Estates, Norbourne Estates, St. Matthews (partial)

Brent represents the following neighborhoods and subdivisions in Jefferson County, some of which are in the Urban Services District:

Avondale, Big Springs Village, Bon Air (partial), Bradford Grove, Breckenridge Estates (partial), Breckenridge Estates East (partial), Village of Bristol Oaks, Brookhaven (partial), Brookhollow, Brookhurst, Brookwood Forest, Casa Bella, Dupont Square, El Conquistador, Fern Hill, Four Seasons (partial), Governour’s Square, Green Meadows, Hampton Ridge, Highgate Springs, Hikes Point (partial), Hillcreek Park, Hunsinger Estates, Hunsinger Gardens, Hurstbourne Ridge, Hurstbrook, Kort Springs. Manner Pointe, McMahan Village, Melbourne Heights, Montclair Villa, Nachand Springs, Orchard Manor, Ridgehurst Place, Shenandoah at Dupont Village, Spring Lake Farm, Stony Brook Woods, Villa of Stony Farms, Sunny Slope, The Springs, Walnut Springs, Watterson Acres (partial), Watterson Heights, Windsor Gate, Windsor Woods

In 2024, he serves as Chair of the Metro Council’s Government Oversight/Audit & Appointments Committee. He is also a member of the Labor, Economic Development & Appropriations Committee and Public Works Committee.

Brent is a native Louisvillian. While in high school, he was recognized as a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville where he was the recipient of the Louis C. Kesselman Award for Outstanding Service to the Political Science Department. Brent is a graduate of the University of Akron College of Law. As a law school student, he served as Class Representative to the Student Bar Association and was the regional winner of the American Bar Association’s Negotiations Competition.

Brent began his practice of law as a Clerk for the Summit County (OH) Court of Common Pleas. His first jury trial was with the City of Akron Public Defenders Office. He presently practices with the Ackerson Law Office where he focuses on Business and Employment matters; Wills, Trusts, and Probate matters; and Personal Injury matters.

In 2011, Brent was the recipient of the Gary Gupton Community Award for his part in helping to complete the new Down Syndrome of Louisville facility - the only facility of its kind in the United States which cares for the needs of individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.

Brent and his family are residents of Browns Lane.

updated 02/01/2024

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