Isabel Gereda Taylor


Isabel Gereda Taylor, J. D. is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin and LLM (International Business Law) London School of Economics & Queen Mary. She began her career as Counsel to Gulf Oil Corporation based in Houston, TX working with its 200+ global companies on international projects and then moved to private practice in Austin, TX. Isabel retired from law and moved to Kentucky to be surrounded by beautiful horses. She is currently the Multicultural Affairs Coordinator for LFUCG, helped open and run the Lexington Global Engagement Center (GLOBAL LEX) in 2015, and created the Mayor’s International Affairs Advisory Commission in 2016. A community liaison on multicultural and international affairs, Isabel assesses the service needs of foreign-born residents. She provides cross-cultural communication training focusing on trauma informed care and participates on boards and councils encompassing global diversity, trade, refugee resettlement, human trafficking, and higher education. She speaks Spanish, some French, Russian, and a little Mandarin.

When I envision an inclusive downtown park, I imagine a fascinating garden and tree laden space with touches of local background and history, lots of equine and other art, lovely paths and easy accessibility; in short, a uniquely Lexington park with a fresh worldwide forward vision and charm that celebrates our growing rich diversity, as well as our sister cities, and invites all to meet and greet each other through welcoming events, beautiful signage, an amphitheater with lawn seating, and perhaps a Zen spot where one can do tai chi or yoga or simply enjoy!