Mayor-Elect Linda Gorton announced the members of her transition team Tuesday morning. The group will work alongside Mayor Jim Gray’s administration to ensure a transition that Gorton says should be seamless.
The team will be led by UK College of Law professor Chris Frost and the former President of the Toyota Plant in Georgetown, Wil James. James said they have a clear mission and a short time to complete it, Gorton takes office on January 6th.
Other team members include: Lexington attorney Phil Scott, who will work with the Law Department; educator Eunice Beatty and UK College of Law Professor Carolyn Bratt, who will work with the Planning, Preservation and Development Department; urban planner Ed Holmes, who will work with the Environmental Quality and Public Works Department; former U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey, who will work with the Public Safety Department; workforce development expert Roy Woods, who will work with the Social Services Department; Blue Grass Community Foundation President Lisa Adkins, who will work with the General Services Department; and UK Martin School Professor and former state budget director Merl Hackbart, who will work with the Finance Department.
The first phase of the transition will focus on internal issues, the second will focus on external priorities. Gorton’s inauguration will be held at the ballroom of the Gatton Student Center on UK’s Campus, Sunday January 6th at 2:00.