Overview of the Commission
The Lexington-Fayette County Environmental Commission seeks to maintain and enhance the distinctive, picturesque environment of Lexington and Fayette County. The Commission initiates and participates in environmental education, awareness and stewardship programs, including presenting annual awards to individuals, organizations or companies for outstanding environmental stewardship. The Environmental Commission advises and works with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, the Planning Commission, the Board of Adjustment, the Building Inspector and all other appropriate bodies and officials.
- Formulating land-use policies, representing the public interest in a better environment to all appropriate bodies and officials
- Providing technical advice regarding environmental ordinances and regulations
- Developing public awareness of environmental policies, goals and problems
- Enlisting the active support of individuals, businesses and organizations interested in environmental improvement
- Initiating and participating in programs and projects that promote environmental education
- Encouraging strict enforcement of environmental ordinances, regulations and laws.
Who are we?
The Environmental Commission is composed of a group of up to 40 citizens of Fayette County. Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council for four-year terms. The Environmental Commission was created in 1969 and is funded by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.