the honorable JOHN Y. BROWN, JR. Governor of Kentucky
JAMES G. AMATO Mayor Lexington- Fayette Urban County Government
JAMES G. AMATO took office as mayor on January 2, 1978. In doing so, he became the second mayor of the consolidated city and county governments.
A native of Lexington, Amato has been a practicing attorney since 1964. He is a member of the Fayette County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Kentucky Law Enforcement, lie formerly held positions as Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Director of Citizens for Judicial Improvement, Inc., Municipal Court Judge and City Prosecutor.
As chief executive of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, the mayor is authorized to supervise, administer and control all departments of government.
The mayor is elected on a non-partisan ballot every four years. He is assisted principally by the Chief Administrative Officer and commissioners of the six departments.
JOHN Y. BROWN, JR., became Ken- Junior Chamber of Commerce (1965), as tucky's 55th governor on December 11, one of the Outstanding Civic Leaders of 1979, succeeding Julian M. Carroll. America (1967) and Louisville's Out-Bom on December 28, 1933, Governor standing Young Man by the same group. Brown graduated from Lafayette High Lions Club International named him to a School in his hometown, Lexington, and recipient of the Outstanding American obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Award (1974) and he is the youngest per-the University of Kentucky in 1957. He son to be named to the University of graduated from the UK College of Law Kentucky Hall of Fame, in 1960. He has three children, John Y. Brown, The Governor served in the U. S. Ill (16), Eleanore (14) and Sandra (13). Army from 1959-1965. He is married to the former Phyllis He has been named the Outstanding George. They attend the Walnut Street Young Man of America by the National Church, Louisville.