Dr. Liz Sheehan is running to represent Lexington’s 5th District on city council. Her passion for and service to this community has led her to decide to run. Currently serving as a faculty member and advisor at the University of Kentucky, Liz plans to use her background as an educator to make our city more accessible to the people who live here by finding ways to bring people into the process.
Liz is driven by service to others and is never afraid to step up to lead. Whether she’s volunteering as her daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader or serving as Chair of Lexington Fairness and Vice Chair of the LFUCG Environmental Commission, Liz comes ready to work towards a better tomorrow. As part of her service project for Leadership Lexington, Liz helped spearhead an effort to build a more compassionate city by encouraging acts of service throughout Lexington in a movement called #LexGiveBack, now in its third year. Building a more inclusive city means planning for the future by looking at every choice we make now. Affordable housing, city infrastructure, and public health are all areas where our community needs leaders looking towards the future. As a forward-thinking leader that welcomes everyone to the table, Liz is ready to shape Lexington’s future alongside her community.