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A Born Leader


One of Shayla’s first leadership roles was in her Girl Scout Troop (Troop 422).  Her parents, Wendell and Bonnie Lynch, encouraged and helped to cultivate her leadership skills in spite of being quite a shy young lady.  She went on to be a capable young leader in her church and became president of the youth chapter of the NAACP, all before reaching high school.

"For over nineteen years, I’ve passionately worked to build a stronger community through public service and advocacy.  I’m running for Council to continue that work with you.  Let’s Thrive Together!!!"

To learn more about Shayla For Lexington, please explore the site and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Experience Is Key

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (Current)

Councilmember District 2



Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Lexington, Kentucky


Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center, Lexington, Kentucky


Lexington Fair Housing Council, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky

EXTERNSHIP (2004 –2004)

Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Louisville, Kentucky

Juris Doctorate:  May 2004

Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville,

Louisville, Kentucky

Bachelor of Arts in Government & English:  June 2001

Centre College, Danville Kentucky

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  • Board Member, Centre College Alumni Association, 2022 - Present

  • Board Member, Lexington Habitat for Humanity, 2020 – Present

  • Board Member, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, 2019 - 2022

  • LFUCG, Planning Department, Public Engagement Toolkit Work Group, 2019 – 2022

  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) Property Tax Appeals Board, 2020

  • Sub-Committee Co-Chair, Mayor’s Commission for Justice and Racial Equality 2020

  • Equity Council Committee, Fayette County Public Schools, 2019 - 2020

  • Leadership Lexington Class of 2018 - 2019

  • Recording Secretary, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, 2017 – 2019

  • Graduate, Emerge Kentucky, 2017

  • Board Leadership Team, Kentucky Foundation for Women, 2015 – 2018


  • Neighborhood Healers Project

  • LFUCG Ethics Commission Member, Social Services Advisory Board Member, Neighborhoods in Transition Task

  • Force Member, and Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition

  • Junior Achievement Volunteer

  • Lexington Urban League Young Professionals

  • Kentucky Human Trafficking Task Force Member

  • Lexington Human Trafficking Task Force Member



  • 8th of August Community Celebration, Pennyroyal Area Museum, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 2022

  • Gentrification and Displacement 2.0, Fayette Alliance, Lexington, Kentucky, 2021

  • Gentrification, Leadership Lexington Youth Program, Lexington, Kentucky, 2021

  • Citizen’s Planning Academy, Fayette Alliance, Lexington, Kentucky, 2020

  • Housing Group Lead Facilitator, On The Table, Lexington, Kentucky, 2019

  • Statewide Fair Housing Training, Lexington Fair Housing Council, Lexington, Kentucky, 2019

  • Panelist, Chaos Or Community Conference, The People’s Campaign, Lexington, KY, 2017



  • Unapologetically Woman, Community Action Council, Lexington, Kentucky, 2021

  • “Herstory”, The Lextropolis March Special Edition, Lexington, Kentucky 2021

For more information, visit Shayla D. Lynch's Ballotopedia page.

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