The Louisville Metro Council selected Vicki Aubrey Welch on March 9, 2006 to fill a vacant seat in District 13. She was elected to a full term in November 2006 and re-elected in November 2010. The neighborhoods and areas represented in District 13 include Auburndale, Fairdale, Commerce Crossings, Minors Lane Renaissance Zone, Okolona, Yorktown, and Valley Station. Included also is the largest urban forest in America, the Jefferson Memorial Forest, with over 6,300 acres.
In 2014, Vicki was elected Majority Leader and Chair of the Democratic Caucus. She serves as a member of the Committee on Committees and is a member of the following committees: 1.Committee on Health, Education and Housing, 2. Budget and 3. Government Accountability and Ethics Committee. Also in 2014, she was appointed Chair to the 2014 National League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee for which she has been a member since 2009. She hosted that group of 40 national legislators in Louisville Metro for an HD Committee conference in late May 2009 which focused on touring the South Park TAPP School in District 13 as a part of their legislative topics.
Vicki’s professional experience has been as a Registered Nurse since 1976 in various Louisville area hospitals in the ICU, Recovery, Surgery and Newborn Nursery departments. She also worked for AmeriHealth Mercy for 10 years as a Nurse Reviewer and Nursing Home Liaison.
As a lifetime resident of Louisville Metro, Vicki was born in the Portland area, grew up in the Churchill Downs area and has lived in Yorktown North Subdivision since 1989. She graduated from Iroquois High School and KY Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She is married to Matthew Welch, an Assistant Jefferson Co. Attorney. Vicki has two daughters, Kristin and Whitney. Both were KY Governor Scholars and Valedictorians from Butler Traditional High School. Kristin received a Marketing Degree from UofL, and Whitney received a PharmD Degree from the College of Pharmacy at UofK.
Currently Vicki serves on many community Advisory Boards as follows: 1. Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Leadership Team, 2. ElderServe Inc., 3. U of L School of Public Health, 4. Coalition for Louisville Youth, and 5. Kentuckiana Health Consortium. She has been appointed to the Leadership Teams for the Louisville Putting Prevention to Work $7.9 million two year federal grant and Communities Transformation Grant $721,000/year 5 year grant from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
Within the District 13 area, Vicki also serves on the Fairdale High School Heavy Equipment and Safety Careers Advisory Board, FHS Principal’s Cabinet, and Fairdale Elementary FRC Advisory Board. She is a member of the Fairdale Lions Club, Fairdale Community Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles #2173, Beechmont Woman’s Club and Valley Woman’s Club. As Councilwoman, Vicki hopes to address the concerns of her constituents by attending meetings with neighborhood associations, business associations, hosting open community forums, and sending communications to all households in District 13.