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Council Democrats To Hire New Caucus Director

The Louisville Metro Council's Democratic Caucus will name a new director soon.The Personnel Committee will interview five candidates tomorrow (Wednesday), and could choose a director shortly afterward. The new director will replace Kenya McGruder who was fired effective December 31st.Personnel Committee chair Marianne Butler says McGruder's firing will not have a bearing on the committee's choice of a new director."We're just looking to start this decade off with a new step and to move forward," she says.The candidates largely come from political backgrounds. The new director will be the caucus's fourth since the 2003 merger. The finalists are...

  • Elizabeth Kinney Hoffman - Department of Neighborhoods
  • Tony Hyatt - Current caucus spokesperson
  • Deborah Kent - Vice President of the League of Women Voters
  • Nilaja Meeks - Former Metro Government employee, current state government employee.
  • Gail Logan Strange - Urban Insight Agency
Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.