Brandon Coan was elected as the 8th District Metro Councilman in November 2016 and took office on January 2, 2017. He represents the neighborhoods of Belknap, Bonnycastle, Bowman (Seneca Vista), Cherokee Seneca (Alta Vista), Cherokee Triangle, Deer Park, Gardiner Lane (Upper Highlands), Hawthorne, Hayfield Dundee (Upper Highlands), Highlands Douglass, (Original) Highlands and Tyler Park; and parts of Cherokee Gardens, Germantown and Irish Hill. He also represents the home rule cities of Kingsley, Seneca Gardens, Strathmoor Manor and Strathmoor Village. In 2019, Brandon serves as chair of the Public Works Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Landmarks. He also serves as a member of the Health & Education Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Efficiencies. His record, including boards, committees and sponsored legislation, can be viewed here.
Brandon is an attorney, consultant and longtime civic volunteer. He is a trustee of the Norton Foundation, and he is a past director on the boards of Louisville Public Media, Brightside and the Kentucky College of Art and Design at Spalding University. Brandon also co-chaired the capital campaign at Louisville Public Media and has been recognized as a New Face of Philanthropy.
Brandon is a Louisville native and graduate of Ballard High School. His undergraduate degrees are from the University of Michigan, where he majored in English and minored in American History. He earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky.
Brandon, his wife Summer Auerbach and their son Simon live on Rosewood Avenue in Tyler Park. Brandon is a member of the Tyler Park Neighborhood Association and a graduate of the Center for Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Institute.
Jasmine Weatherby is Councilman Coan’s Legislative Aide. Jasmine lives in Germantown with her cat Roger, and she is a University of Louisville graduate with degrees in Political Science and French. Prior to coming to District 8, Jasmine was with the Office of Congressman John Yarmuth. In her free time, Jasmine enjoys working on her house, sewing, cooking, gardening and exercise. She currently volunteers with the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft with first time designers; and with the University of Louisville Political Science Alumni Council.