Lexington Fayette Urban County Greenspace Trust Inc
LEXINGTON KY 40507-1310
Contact Information
Nonprofit Lexington Fayette Urban County Greenspace Trust Inc
Address 200 E MAIN ST
LEXINGTON, KY 40507 1310
Phone (859) 425 2255
Contact Name Mason Chamblee
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2005
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement The Mission of the Greenspace Trust is to apply for and receive funds, contributions
and donations, to further the purposes of the Greenspace Commission, including the
acquisition and donation of real property.
Background Statement
The Lexington-Fayette County Greenspace Commission was established by ordinance in 1990 as a citizen-based advisory group to the Urban County Government. Its charge is to preserve open space and the Bluegrass identity characterized primarily by our rural countryside. The Commission’s purview includes the protection of scenic corridors, urban greenspaces including parks, natural resources, greenways and significant historical/cultural features related to greenspace. Because of the importance of greenspace protection on our economic well-being and quality of life, the sixteen Commissioners are not just environmentalists and farmers; they also represent business, development, and tourism.
Impact Statement
We own and maintain the Coldstream SEP.
Implementation of the consent decree requirement for a water quality project at Coldstream Park.
Installation of benches, maintenance of greenspaces around Lexington-Fayette.
Needs Statement Currently the most pressing need we have is funding to kickstart our projects. We have the manpower and support of the city of Lexington, we just now need to find avenues to secure and raise funds to succeed in our mission to promote the greenspaces of Lexington-Fayette
Geographic Areas Served
The Lexington-Fayette Greenspace Commission works to promote and advance the area of Lexington and Fayette County and seeks to better our natural areas with the bounds of the county.
Board Chair
Board Chair Gregory M Butler
Company Affiliation Land Use Planner
Term Aug 2019 to June 2023
Board Members
Stephanie BlainBusiness CommunityVoting
Brad BoazLandscape ArchitectVoting
Gregory M. ButlerLand Use PlannerVoting
Mason ChambleeCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Gwendolyn C CollinsHistoric PreservationVoting
Chris CooperriderParks and RecreationNonVoting
Councilmember Chuck EllingerCouncil MemberVoting
Valerie FriedmannPlanning RepresentativeNonVoting
R Larry IsenhourBuilder/DeveloperVoting
Joe KaneCommunity VolunteerVoting
Patricia KnightConvention & Vistors BureauVoting
Jim McKeighenRealtorVoting
Ms. Sadie R MiddletonFarmerVoting
Maxine B RudderGeologist/Hydrologist/BiologistVoting
Dawn A ShroyerCommunity VolunteerVoting
J Russ TurpinConservation/Environmental CommunityVoting
Jack A WilsonConservationist/EnvironmentalVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 78%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Kristan Curry
Term Start July 2019
Email kcurry@lexingtonky.gov
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 80%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
-Minimize the impact of changing land use on natural features and ecosystems;
-Protect a section of Cane Run and its adjacent floodway, which recharges Royal Spring Aquifer;
-Restore and preserve the riparian corridor of Cane Run within the Greenway Project area, and reestablish habitat in bordering areas;
-Preserve and enhance significant habitat for wildlife species;
Category Environment, General/Other Environment, General/Other
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No

Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2020
Projected Revenue $0.00
Projected Expenses $0.00
Detailed Financials
Form 990s
2019 Form 990-N (e-Postcard)
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
CEO Comments
Speaking to the lack of concrete financial numbers projecting into the next fiscal year (July 2019-June 2020), our organization is funded through grants, donations, and requests from funds from other organizations. Because of the nature of this it is difficult to project out how much money we plan, or expect, to receive. That number is variably based on the number of grants we qualify and apply for and then hopefully are awarded, the amount of money we can get successfully awarded to us from City Council members, or the amount of donations  we receive.
Currently we do not have any funds "in the bank" and are seeking to add to our funds this fiscal cycle with several grants we are applying for. We are compiling our financial records from the prior three years. 
Additionally the way our financial system is setup is that any funds we take in are processed through the city and placed into an area for us to access them. We are exploring options and different banks to establish our own account separate from the city. 
Everything does look chaotic and awkward, but that is because we are reorganizing our financial structure and refocusing on how we seek to acquire to funds for our projects. But we have been an organization since 2004 and have full backing from the city, we just want to make it easier for us to receive money into our trust and make it easier to show clear chains of receipts for all money received to demonstrate that the money we get is being used for what we promise it is supposed to go towards.
Foundation Staff Comments This organization is a quasi-government organization. The only funds it receives and spends are from grants. 
Address 200 E MAIN ST
LEXINGTON, KY 405071310
Primary Phone 859 425 2255
Contact Email masonchamblee@ymail.com
CEO/Executive Director Kristan Curry
Board Chair Gregory M Butler
Board Chair Company Affiliation Land Use Planner