About the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department
Helping Lexington be well.
We will move Lexington toward being one of the healthiest communities in the nation.
WE COMMIT TO
CARING by being thoughtful and considerate in all our interactions.
ACCOUNTABILITY in bringing high quality to our work.
RESPECT for all clients and for each other.
EQUITY in opportunity and access.
SERVICE that exceeds expectations.
LFCHD Organizational Chart
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is overseen by the Commissioner of Health. Who reports to the Board of Health? View the organizational chart.
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health determines the long-range planning and sets goals for the future direction of the health department, the board ensures that policies and goals are carried out by LFCHD staff.
Current Members (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022)
Kacy Allen-Bryant, RN, MSN, MPH (Mayor’s Designee)
Lee Dossett, MD
Hartley C. Feld, PhD, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC
Michael Friesen, Chair
Maria de Lourdes Gomez, DrPH, MPH
Linda Gorton, Mayor
Gregory Hood, MD, MACP, FRCP
Rodney Jackson, DMD
Leah Mason, JD
Jennifer Reynolds, Councilmember
Elizabeth N. Riley, PhD
Jason Zimmerman, MD, MSPH, Vice-Chair
The Board of Health meets on the second Monday of each month at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department main office at 650 Newtown Pike, Meetings begin at 5:45 p.m. on the third floor of the health department and are open to the public, view our event calendar to find a meeting date.
Per SB 150, the coronavirus relief bill signed by Gov. Andy Beshear on March 30, 2020, public meeting requirements include options for live audio meetings: “Notwithstanding KRS 61.826, a public agency may conduct any meeting, including its regular meeting, by live audio or live video teleconferencing during the period of the state of emergency” (From SB 150). The health department will follow this guidance and will hold meetings via audio teleconference. The dial-in information for the public will be posted here at least 24 hours in advance.
Board of Health Minutes
Select a link below to view the approved minutes for 2021 Board of Health meetings. Previous Board of Health meeting minutes can be found here: Archived Board of Health Meeting Minutes.
*denotes a special-called meeting
2021 Meeting Minutes
- January 11, 2021
- February 8, 2021
- March 8, 2021
- April 12, 2021
- May 10, 2021
- June 14, 2021
- July 12, 2021
- August 9, 2021
- September 13, 2021
- October 11, 2021
- December 13, 2021
Each fiscal year, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department releases a financial statements and an annual report for the previous fiscal year (July 1-June 30). It provides service, program and fiscal highlights for the year. Archived versions can be found at Annual Reports Archive. For Annual Reports not shown below, please contact the Commissioner’s Office at (859) 899-5238 or email LFCHD@lfchd.org.
2020-2021 Financial Statements
Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan
The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, in partnership with the Lexington Community Health Improvement Partnership (LEX-CHIP), is proud to share this Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan. The document take a look at current health trends through multiple sets of lenses. It uses the information to inform decision-making for community engagement and partnerships to improve the overall health of the community.