There was plenty of diversity and dialogue at this morning’s Breakfast of Champions. The bi-monthly breakfast drew more than 60 guests to hear what the three newest members of the Metro Council had to say about the future of the city and their districts.
David James, the Democrat elected in the 6th District (much of Old Louisville), led off by addressing issues he’s taking on, including the needs of the elderly population living in high rises and the challenges in getting to know all the neighborhood groups. Jerry Miller, the new Council member in Hal Heiner’s East End district, discussed the need for jobs and public safety issues. And David Yates, who won a hard-fought election in Valley Station, talked about his enthusiasm for the South End and his intent to move the Southwest Library forward.
The audience included some high-profile folks, too. Phil Moffett, Republican candidate for governor, offered up some ideas for education in the state. Also attending were State Sen. Perry Clark and John Kemper, a candidate for state auditor.
The Breakfast is held the second Monday every other month at the University Club on the U of L campus.