About Jecorey Arthur

About Jecorey Arthur

Councilman Jecorey Arthur (Independent) is an award-winning teacher, creator, and organizer from the West End of Louisville, KY.  He took office in January 2021 as the youngest legislator in city history. He represents Louisville Metro District 4 which includes the neighborhoods of Butchertown, California, Clifton Heights, Downtown, Old Louisville, Parkland, Phoenix Hill, Portland, Russell, and Smoketown, as well as the Central Business District and East Market District aka NuLu.

As a councilmember, Arthur has served on the Planning and Zoning, Equity and Inclusion, Budget, and Parks and Sustainability, and Equity, Community Affairs, Housing, Health, and Education Committees. He chaired the Committee on Equity and Inclusion in 2022 and the Parks and Sustainability Committee in 2023. He also served on Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board of Directors, Downtown Development Review Overlay Committee, the Louisville Downtown Management District Board of Directors, the Black Tourism Advisory Council, the Parks For All Work Group, the Collaboration Management for Impact, the Homeless Task Force, the Extended Agency Funds Arts Panel, the Extended Agency Youth Panel, the Downtown Revitalization Team, the Louisville Metro Comprehensive Review Commission, the Parks and Rec Director Advisory Group and the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (KBC-LEO).

Since taking office, Arthur has sponsored and passed over 150 pieces of legislation, including an open data ordinance, an anti-displacement ordinance, a budget equity ordinance, an eviction court assistance ordinance, a healthcare safety zone ordinance, the C.R.O.W.N. act ordinance prohibiting discrimination against natural hair, a reparations resolution in support of a federal reparations program, a homeless hate crime ordinance making people experiencing houselessness a protected class, an encampment ordinance requiring a risk assessment before encampments are relocated, a proactive rental inspection ordinance, an ordinance easing child care regulations, a public housing resolution to support tenants and hold slumlords accountable, a second chance ordinance to support businesses hiring people convicted of crimes, and more. He has also sponsored legislation that funded hundreds of millions of dollars for affordable housing, a grocery co-op, public parks, city infrastructure, youth programs, libraries, human service nonprofits, local arts organizations, community events, emergency shelter, accessibility, violence prevention programs, environmental sustainability, and more.

In addition to Metro Council, Councilman Arthur is a musician who has performed with Brooklyn’s Stereo Hideout Orchestra, as well as the Louisville, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego, Indianapolis, Nashville, Columbus, Dayton, Florida, Cincinnati, Richmond, and Oregon Symphony Orchestras. He teaches music and sociology at Simmons College of Kentucky, and community organizing at the Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. Center for Racial Justice. You can follow Councilman Arthur online at @jecoreyarthur.

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