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As a proud resident of Jeffersontown for 28 of his 59 years, Brian Abrams was humbled to be elected to the position of City Councilman in November 2010. Brian is easily accessible on his cell phone at (502) 386-7777.
Being reared by a father, who was a Marine Corps Sergeant & Vietnam Veteran, and a mother, who was a lifelong Civil Service Employee @ the Naval Ordnance Station, Brian’s parents left a positive indelible impression of public service on him as well as a healthy patriotic respect for his country. He enjoys spending free time volunteering for non-profit charities and pursuing needed political policies, fiscal oversight, and implementation, thereof, for the citizens of Jeffersontown.
After graduating in the top 10% of his high school class (Hall of Fame 2014), Brian went on to earn an undergraduate degree in Science and continues to work towards a Master’s degree in Justice Administration. Most importantly, he is a proud & adoring father of 4 children, a son & daughter are current Officers in the Marine Corps and Army respectively, another son is a Kentucky Fish & Wildlife Conservation Officer, & the youngest is employed at Ford Motor Company.
Professionally he continues to work in the roofing and sheet metal industry since the 1970’s and has been business owner since 1992. Having served as President of 3 separate State Trade Industry Associations & National Trade Industry Committees allowed him to have an impact on his profession’s development.
Brian also served as President of the Plainview Residents Association for 8 years, but his passion rests as a Jeffersontown City Councilman. Having served as Chairman of the Administrative Committee for his first 2 years on Council, he is now in his 10th year as Chair of the Finance Committee where he cautiously weighs decisions while identifying community “needs” of today and the “wants” of tomorrow. Since coming into office in 2011, Brian has been instrumental in helping Jeffersontown reduce its debt by $17 million dollars & the City became totally debt free in January 2021.
“It’s truly been an honor to serve the citizens of J-town for the past 10 years by strengthening our Nationally recognized Police & Fire Departments, solving previous infrastructure needs, providing Public Works, Code Enforcement, & City Hall with the proper updated equipment, tools, & computer programs necessary to meet the needs of our growing City. This decade of growth also allowed tremendous future infrastructure improvements to our roads, sidewalks, walking paths, playgrounds, & Parks. The Economic Development initiatives not only retained businesses but also attracted many more with corporate offices. Our efforts to not only increase amenities for citizens but also annex more subdivisions also saw fruition during this time. I am most proud of the fact that we have been able to accomplish all of this while reducing such large debt without ever raising taxes. “J-town; a place of destination, a place of destiny”!