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About Angela

Angela Evans is a native of Lexington and serving in her second term as Council Member of the 6th District. After graduating from high school and receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with honors, from Clark Atlanta, Angela attended the University of Tennessee, College of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2000 and was awarded the Dean’s Citation for exemplary service to the College of Law.

Prior to her election in 2015, Angela served as an Assistant Attorney General of Kentucky for six years, providing legal services to various state agencies. She also served as General Counsel and Elections Administrator to former Kentucky Secretary of State, Trey Grayson. Councilmember Evans began her legal career as a Public Defender in Lexington, Kentucky, representing indigent clients in misdemeanor and felony court. She also served on the Ethics Commission from 2002 to 2009, serving as Chairperson from 2007 to 2009.  Angela is proud of her government service and one of her proudest accomplishments on Council is the implementation of Lexington’s first Youth Citizens Academy, providing high school freshmen a hands-on introduction to local government operations.

Angela serves on the Environmental Quality & Public Works, Government & Social Services, and Budget committees, and was Chairperson of the Ethics Act Review Subcommittee.  She also serves as Vice Chair of the General & Social Services Committee.  In addition to her regular committee assignments, Angela has found additional fulfillment in serving on the Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Board, Sister Cities Commission and the City Employees’ Pension Fund Board.

During her service as an Assistant Attorney General, Angela had the amazing opportunity to take her civil service to the international community, participating in two Expert Meetings hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria. She has contributed to two UN handbooks focused on preventing recidivism and reintegrating offenders into society published in 2012 and regulating civilian private security services published in in 2014.

After winning her first election, Angela joined the law firm of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC, where she still currently practices.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Blood Center and on the College of Communication and Information National Advisory Board at the University of Kentucky.  Angela is an active member in the Lexington Alumna Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and loves to travel.

Accomplishments

  • Implemented Lexington’s first Youth Citizens Academy Program
  • Successfully advocated for amenities along Brighton Trail
  • Obtained funding for improvements to Kenawood Walking Trail and Mary Todd Park pedestrian bridge
  • Obtained funding & advocated for additional playground and exercise equipment in Dixie Park
  • Successfully advocated for dog park and fountain at Pleasant Ridge Park
  • Allocated funding for paving segments of Old Paris Pike
  • Completion of Liberty Rail Trail to Man O’ War Blvd
  • Continued advocacy for state transportation funds for construction of Liberty Road expansion
  • Maintain high quality of constituent services
  • Working with constituents to revitalize neighborhood associations
  • Expanding communications within the district
  • Continuing to connect constituents to government