The future depends on our ability build strong communities where every child succeeds, every family thrives, and everyone knows they belong. Christian Motley has the right experience to bring community members together around solutions to meet Lexington’s most pressing challenges.
Christian has served in the administrations of both Governor Steve Beshear and President Barack Obama, fighting for quality early childhood education and expansion of cradle to career initiatives aimed at expanding opportunity for under-served students – driven by the idea that every child can succeed. He is proud to have been a part of the team that took a leadership role to advance My Brother’s Keeper, President Obama’s initiative to create pathways of success for young men and boys of color. In 2015, Christian worked with the Kentucky General Assembly to pass legislation to improve access to high quality early care and education.
Christian’s advocacy also led him to the Kentucky Education Association, where he advocated to fund our schools, resource educators in the classroom, and fight for retirement security for working families. Today, he works nationally to support place-based efforts to wrap whole communities around the whole child with results-driven practices to achieve better, more equitable outcomes for kids.
Christian serves as board member for Lexington’s On the Move Art Studio and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, and is chairman of Lextran’s board of directors.