LOUISVILLE – Surrounded by dozens of community, neighborhood, labor and business leaders from across the city, along with several elected officials from both the Democratic and Republican Party, Louisville Mayor Elect Craig Greenberg announced his new transition team Wednesday at the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA on West Broadway.
The 58-person team is organized into four committees: Public Safety, Public Health & Public Services, Economic Development & Housing, and City Budget & Operations. Former Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown will chair the Public Safety committee, while local leaders Dr. Muhammad Babar and Councilwoman Nicole George will lead the Public Health & Public Services committee. Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey, Christi Lanier Robinson, and Riggs Lewis will co-chair the Economic Development & Housing Committee. The City Budget & Operations Committee will be co-chaired by Metro Council President David James and Dana Mayton.
“I’m very excited for our team to get to work, as we have a lot of work to do to move Louisville in a New Direction,” said Mayor Elect Greenberg. “The amazing experience and diversity of our team will ensure our Administration gets off to a strong start with a focus on our city’s top priorities.”
The team includes nonprofit leaders, small business owners and entrepreneurs, faith leaders, and public servants from every corner of Louisville. A complete list of the Transition Team members is attached.
The Mayor Elect also announced Wednesday that former Metro Councilwoman and Fund for the Arts CEO Barbara Sexton Smith will serve as a Special Advisor to the Transition Team. Attorney David Kaplan has been appointed Chief of Staff and General Counsel to the Transition Team and Julie Carr will serve as Federal Affairs Liaison to the Transition Team. Carr is currently Chief of Staff for Congressman John Yarmuth.