Grayson Vandegrift (Mayor)
Kaye Nita Gallagher
Asst. City Clerk
Midway City Council Meetings
- City Council meets 1st & 3rd Monday of each month. Meeting location is at City Hall.
The council meeting agenda is available on the Friday prior to
the meeting. Minutes for each meeting will be available a few days after
they are accepted by the City Council (usually at the next meeting).
Meet Your City Council
"I believe the role of a city council member is to represent the voice of Midway citizens, their interests and expressed needs.”
Growing up near Midway, Sara understands the unique charm, beauty and
friendliness that Midway possesses and will work to protect and enhance
Sara Hicks grew up raising and showing purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle
on the Hicks Brothers farm outside Midway. She has been a licensed
marriage and family therapist treating the areas of substance abuse,
domestic violence, child abuse and family reunification for 30 years.
She has a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and a B.A. in Speech and
Communications/Musical Theater from the University of Cincinnati and is a
member of the Midway Presbyterian Church. In 2012 she chaired the
Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival.
She is eager to improve the city’s drinking water. “We need to
continue to seek current solutions to the less than desirable water
quality that some residents are experiencing” she said. “We need to
consult with engineers and other experts to balance or partially replace
our system so that residents enjoy clear water.”
I have lived in Midway for the most of my life. My grandfather was Midway’s first Police Chief and served the city in that capacity and as town marshal for 38 years. My father served as Midway’s police Chief for 37½ years. My mother was Midway’s first female employee serving the as the city’s treasurer for 24 years.
As you can see public service was a family tradition long before I was born. I am a member of the Midway Christian Church. As a scout I received the first Webelos Badge issued to a Midway Scout. I became a member of the Midway Police Department and graduated from the first Kentucky Police Basic Training Program at the age of 19. I served on the Midway Police Department for 12½ years and the Woodford county Police Department 3 years. I worked in the Lexington Fayette County Detention Center for 3 years attaining the rank of Shift Commander.
In the 60’s I coordinated and reorganized the Midway Village Gild, a Midway business organization which had been inactive for a number of years. It is now called the Midway Business Association. I was one of the co-founders of the Woodford County Arts Council and was a member of the group that organized Midway’s first city festival which is now in its 43rd year as the Midway Fall Festival. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the organization of the beginnings of another major Midway festival, the Francisco Farm Arts Fair, which just had its 13th anniversary show. I served on the Uniquely WOODFORD' Branding Committee that developed the logo and brand “Uniquely Woodford” in 2013.
My brother and I ran the Thoroughbred Theater for four years. I have served as a past president of the Midway Museum Inc. later to become the Midway Museum Director, setting up and designing Midway’s first full time museum. I have also served as past president of the Midway Renaissance, the Midway Merchants Association, and Chairman of the Midway Veterans Memorial Committee.
I am honored that the citizens of Midway elected me as a council member, giving me the opportunity to continue the family legacy of serving this great little town and its fantastic citizens.
In 2011 Bruce Southworth retired as city of Versailles Director of
Public Works with 27 years of public service. Bruce served as a water
treatment plant operator for the city of Georgetown, wastewater plant
operator for the city of Midway and as City Administrator for the city
of Versailles. These experiences have given Bruce insight into
preparing budgets and keeping a City running efficiently.