Councilman Bill Hollander re-elected 2017 Majority Leader

January 5, 2017

Louisville – On Thursday, members of the Democratic Caucus re-elected Councilman Bill Hollander (D-9) to serve as Majority Caucus Chair for 2017.  The Caucus also selected Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5) to serve as Vice-Chair.

“We have a lot of work to do to continue Louisville’s forward momentum.  Last year brought many more jobs to Louisville and a ranking as one of the best places to work in the country.  Our continuing challenge is to make sure that everyone shares in the City’s prosperity and has a safe place to live, work and raise a family.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to move Louisville forward," Hollander said.

Councilman Hollander was elected as the 9th District Metro Councilman in November 2014 and took office in January 2015.  He represents a district which runs along the Frankfort Avenue/Shelbyville Road corridor from Butchertown to Hubbards Lane and extends from Bowman Field on the south to the Ohio River on the north. 

Prior to joining the Council, the Councilman was Managing Partner of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, where he practiced intellectual property law for 30 years.  He is a longtime civic leader, previously serving as Chair of Leadership Louisville, Vice Chair of the Library Foundation, Vice Chair of Maryhurst, on the board of the Fund for the Arts and the Children’s Hospital Foundation and Past President of the Crescent Hill Community Council and the Peterson Dumesnil House Foundation. 

 “I look forward to working with Councilman Hollander and all members of our Caucus to help move our community forward and improve on the work that has been done in the past year to improve the quality of life in Metro Louisville,” said Hamilton.

Hamilton is a founding member of the Metro Council elected to serve in 2002 and reelected in 2006, 2010, and 2014.  She represents Residents of Portland, Russell, Parkland, Chickasaw and Shawnee areas.

She was the first Majority Caucus Chair when the Metro Council was formed in January 2003.  She was a member of the Louisville Board of Aldermen prior to merged government.

She is a graduate of FISK University and the North Carolina Central University School of Law

In 2016, she served as chair of the Metro Council’s Labor and Economic Development Committee and has served in numerous leadership positions on the Council and the Community.