About Donna Purvis

Louisville Metro Council
District 5
601 W. Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-1105
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Councilwoman Donna Purvis was newly elected to represent District 5 effective January 1, 2019. She has lived in District 5 for most of her life. The district covers Chickasaw, Shawnee, Portland, and the Russell neighborhood.

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

She has been in touch with the needs of the constituents in her district with her campaign focus on improving the quality of life for those in her district making certain that infrastructure needs and safety issues are addressed.

She is a 1981 graduate of Presentation Academy and holds a bachelors from Indiana Wesleyan University and a masters from Spalding University.

She currently owns and operates a water restoration company providing mitigation services to homeowners affected by flooding.

She is very dedicated to her community serving as a lifelong member of Westover Subdivision Association.  She previously served on the customer advisory council for the Louisville Water Company.  She is a member of West Broadway Church of Christ and member of the Louisville Chums.

Donna is married to Rodney Foster, with two stepdaughters and three step grandchildren.

updated 02/01/24

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