President James announces Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 2019 Metro Council Committees

January 18, 2019

Louisville – Metro Council President David James (D-6) has announced the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the Metro Council’s Standing Committees for 2019.

There will be ten standing committees in the coming year to focus on key issues and address the priorities and needs of Metro Government.

“I want to thank all who have agreed to serve as Chairs and Vice Chairs of our committees this year,” said James. “I feel very confident that our committee system is in good hands with those who have experience and I look forward to the thoughts and ideas of our newest members on key issues as we move forward.”

Among the changes:

Appointments will be merged into the Government Oversight Committee
A special Ad Hoc Committee has been created to review the Landmarks Ordinance
Membership on several committees has been increased to represent proportional membership by party of the Metro Council

          President James will chair two committees: the Committee on Committees and the Committee of the Whole.  The President of the Metro Council is also an ex officio member of all other committees.


Chairs and Vice-Chairs for Metro Council Committees in 2019


Committee on Committees

David James (D-6) Chair

Pat Mulvihill (D-10) Vice Chair


Committee of the Whole

David James (D-6) Chair

Pat Mulvihill (D-10) Vice Chair


Appropriations NDF’s and CIF’s

Rick Blackwell (D-12) Chair

Nicole George (D-21) Vice Chair



Bill Hollander (D-9) Chair

Kevin Kramer (R- 11) Vice Chair


Community Affairs and Housing

Barbara Shanklin (D-2) Chair

Kevin Triplett (D-15) Vice Chair


Government Oversight

Brent Ackerson (D-26) Chair

Robin Engel (R-22) Vice Chair


Health & Education

Keisha Dorsey (D-3) Chair

Marilyn Parker (R-18) Vice Chair


Economic Development, Labor and Contracts

 David Yates (D-25) Chair

Anthony Piagentini (R-19) Vice Chair


Parks and Sustainability

Cindi Fowler (D-14) Chair

Pat Mulvihill (D-10) Vice Chair


Planning, Zoning, and Annexation

Madonna Flood (D-24) Chair

Scott Reed (R-16) Vice Chair


Public Safety

Jessica Green (D-1) Chair

James Peden (R-23) Vice Chair


Public Works

Brandon Coan (D-8) Chair

Stuart Benson (R-20) Vice Chair


Landmarks Ad Hoc Committee

Brandon Coan (D-8) Chair

Kevin Kramer (R-11) Vice Chair