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We have partnered with iCompass and are pleased to introduce our Council Portal. The portal increases transparency by enabling our citizens to learn about meetings, search for documents, view reports, and more!

Within our Portal, you can:

  • Search for documents in our online library
  • Subscribe to meetings that interest you
  • View upcoming and past meetings using the Calendar
  • Review agendas and minutes within the Meeting area

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iCompass Council Portal

Regular Meetings

The City Council meets every first and third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., in the first floor meeting room of the Rockbridge County Administrative Offices (150 South Main Street, Lexington).

Meeting Packets, Minutes & Meeting Audio

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. If you would like a meeting packet, set of minutes or audio that's not available on the City's website, please contact the City Clerk at (540)462-3700 or You can also subscribe to receive notifications for when Meeting Packets are released.

Meeting Live Streams and Video Recordings

City Council meeting are live streamed through our YouTube Channel. You can also view past meeting recordings there as well.



Current City Council members are listed under Elected Officials.

About City Council

The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body of the city. It is composed of six residents who are elected at large. The mayor, who is independently elected, is the presiding officer.

The responsibilities of the City Council include:

  • Enacting ordinances, resolutions, and orders necessary for the proper governing of the city's affairs
  • Reviewing and adopting the annual budget
  • Reviewing and deciding on recommendations from various boards and commissions
  • Appointing a city manager, city attorney, clerk of council, and residents to various boards and commissions
  • Establishing policies and measures to promote the general welfare of the city and safety and health of its residents
  • Representing the city at official functions and with other organizations

City Council Code of Ethics

View the 2020 City Council Handbook for more information.

Strategic Plan

The Lexington Strategic Plan was adopted by City Council on January 3, 2019.

In early 2017, City Council began the creation of a new Strategic Plan. Council worked over the course of several months with an experienced consultant to develop a strategic vision, and city staff presented research on the elements of this strategic vision in the form of Policy Briefs in November 2017. In February of 2018, community members chosen by Council began working in volunteer groups to define action steps and provide perspective on Council-created goals. After reviewing the action steps, Council voted on the final document in January of 2019.

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