Fayette County

McChord to seek fourth council term

Jay McChord, 41, will seek re-election to a fourth term on the Urban County Council representing the 9th District.

"My main focus has been on public safety, parks and pavement," McChord said, adding that he has concentrated on "creating recreational opportunities for everybody of all ages to have healthier lifestyles."

The first Healthway Trail begin in the 9th District in Shillito Park and was extended to Wellington, Old Higbee Mill and South Point parks, six miles in all. He has been active in promoting the nine-mile Legacy Trail that is planned to link downtown to the Kentucky Horse Park.

McChord started Second Sunday, working with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The second Sunday in October is set aside as a day for residents to enjoy outdoor exercise. In 2008, 70 Kentucky counties participated; in 2009, 101 of the state's 120 counties had their own Second Sunday.

A graduate of UK with a degree in fine arts, McChord is a national speaker and consultant on issues of generational communication through his company, Workplacebuzz.