Posted by Natalie Nisco-Frank on June 24, 2016 in Blog

isaac1.jpegWe congratulate former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac on the unveiling on her portrait yesterday, June 23rd. The portrait, painted by Versailles artist Steve Sawyer will reside in the council chambers.

isaacpic.jpegIsaac, who was mayor from 2003 to 2006, is well known for her tireless advocacy on behalf of her constituents and the Arab American community. During her time as mayor she supported initiatives to enhance public housing, create youth and senior programs, increase pay for police and firefighters, and support small businesses. Isaac’s leadership helped to revitalize downtown Lexington and in 2003 the area was recognized by Forbes Magazine as the 14th most livable city and the 9th best place in America for businesses. Displaying visible pride of her Arab heritage, Issac’s work has been invaluable to bridging racial and religious communities in Lexington, especially after September 11, 2001.