The District 8 Advisory Board serves as an extra set of eyes and ears for Councilman Coan. It is composed of all District 8 neighborhood association presidents and home rule city mayors (or their designees), as well as District 8 community leaders at-large. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to represent the diverse interests of District 8 as a whole in regular meetings with Councilman Coan, and to promote cooperation across geographic and political boundaries, and among grassroots organizations.
The District 8 Advisory Board meets regularly with Councilman Coan to provide advice and counsel on Neighborhood Development and Capital Infrastructure budget priorities, general community business and to periodically review and update the Strategic Plan for District 8. Additionally, the Board advises Councilman Coan with respect to whether the Louisville Metro Council is meeting the needs of District 8 communities. The role of the Advisory Board is solely advisory in nature.
In 2018, the District 8 Advisory Board meets on January 22, March 26, June 4, 2018, July 23, September 24 and November 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the community room at Highlands Shelby Park Library, 1250 Bardstown Road. Meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
The Advisory Board is made up of 18-26 individuals living or working within District 8 who wish to preserve, promote and strengthen the community. Recruiting for the District 8 Advisory Board is continual. If you are interested in serving as an Advisory Board Member At-Large, please Email Brandon Coan with the subject line "District 8 Advisory Board." For other ways to get involved in District 8, please visit our get involved page.
Jay Bowman, City of Strathmoor Village
David Bridgers, Cherokee Seneca Neighborhood Association
David Brown, City of Seneca Gardens, Secretary
Troy Burden, At-Large, Highland Community Ministries, Chair
Art Cestaro, Deer Park Neighborhood Association
Jason Cissell, At-Large, Bellarmine University
Brian Cobb, City of Strathmoor Manor
Sherry Cornell, Highland-Douglass Neighborhood Association
Kathleen Davis, GermanParistown Neighborhood Association
Hope Leet Dittmeier, At-Large, Mattingly Edge
Madi Doolittle, At-Large, HopCat
David Dowdell, Cherokee Triangle Association
Anne Faulls, Hawthorne Neighborhood Association
Lesa Ferguson, City of Kingsley
Jack Francis, Belknap Neighborhood Association
Aaron Givhan, At-Large, Highlands Commerce Guild
Honi Goldman, Upper Highlands Neighborhood Association, Vice-Chair
Mike King, At-Large, Louisville Metro Government Office of Advanced Planning
Kristen Millwood, Tyler Park Neighborhood Association
Teresa Mottola, At-Large, O’Shea’s Irish Pub
Beth Nahinsky, At-Large, Louisville Free Public Library
Patty Payette, Seneca Vista Neighborhood Association
Jessica Rosenthal, At-Large, Hawthorne Elementary School
Ginger Wallace, Original Highlands Neighborhood Association
Stan Whetzel, Bonnycastle Homestead Association
Contact District 8 Advisory Board Chair Troy Burden at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Meeting Minutes