Mayor Gray Appoints New City Finance Commissioner

Mar 4, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s acting city finance commissioner is set to take over the job full time, pending approval by the city council.

Bill O’Mara has been involved in managing the city’s finances since 1995. Mayor Jim Gray praised O’Mara’s work as the city’s Division of Revenue director Monday, saying he helped put Lexington “back in the black through strong financial management.”

O’Mara said he and the mayor have enjoyed shared priorities: among them, managing pensions and the cost of employee health insurance.

O’Mara holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky. He would replace outgoing commissioner Jane Driskell, who left to become state budget director. O’Mara’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for March 7th.