Brent T. Ackerson was first elected as the 26th District Councilman in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012 and again in 2016.
Brent represents neighborhoods in the Urban Services District which include Avondale, Bon Air (part), Bon Air Estates, Brookhaven, Highgate Springs, Klondike Acres, Melbourne Heights, Mid Dale Estates, Midlane Park (part), and Roselawn. He also represents several areas in unincorporated Jefferson County including Big Springs Garden, Breckenridge Estates, Bon Air (part), Hikes Point, Kort Springs, Montclair Villa, Orchard Manor, and The Enclave. Brent also represents the cities of Meadowview Estates, Norbourne Estates, Wellington, and part of Saint Matthews.
In 2019, he serves as Chair of the Metro Council’s Government Oversight and Ethics Committee and is a member of the Economic Development and Labor 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.