James Brown


James Brown has been on Urban County Council since April 2015. A native of Lexington, KY, James is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. James’ previous employment include stints at Lexmark and GTE, before beginning a career in the automotive industry, working for 13 years at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Georgetown, KY. After that, James made a career change becoming a full-time Real Estate Professional, selling both residential and commercial property for United Real Estate.

James is extremely passionate about service to neighborhoods and the local school system. He has served as the President of the Radcliffe–Marlboro Neighborhood Association and helped initiate several neighborhood programs. He served as the President of the 16th District PTA and he has participated in the Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Search process and the 2015 Rezoning Committee. 

In the business community, James has participated in multiple community leadership programs, such as: Commerce Lexington’s Leadership Central Kentucky (2011), BCTC’s Citizens’ Leadership Academy (2012) and is a Certified Tourism Ambassador through the Lexington Visitors Center.

James and his wife, Charmayne, have three children. 

My favorite childhood park memory is walking to Douglass Park during the summer. I remember spending many days at the pool with my siblings or at the basketball court watching the historic Dirt Bowl Tournament. There, I had the opportunity to watch past UK basketball players play against some of the legends from my neighborhood.