Shayla D. Lynch, J.D. is the Assistant Director of the Lexington Fair Housing Council in Lexington, Kentucky. Ms. Lynch has been employed at the Council since 2004. At the Lexington Fair Housing Council, it is Ms. Lynch’s job to assist victims of housing discrimination, analyze the Fair Housing...Read more
Shayla D. Lynch, J.D. is the Assistant Director of the Lexington Fair Housing Council in Lexington, Kentucky. Ms. Lynch has been employed at the Council since 2004. At the Lexington Fair Housing Council, it is Ms. Lynch’s job to assist victims of housing discrimination, analyze the Fair Housing related issues, and initiate complaints with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or litigation when appropriate. Ms. Lynch also reviews testing conducted by the Council to detect discrimination in housing rental and sales, is in charge of all bookkeeping functions at the agency, and handles all design and construction cases at the Council. Ms. Lynch enjoys speaking to local civic groups and housing industry partners about Fair Housing, coordinating with other service organizations, and providing training to housing providers throughout the state of Kentucky.
Ms. Lynch is a proud native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky and is a 1997 graduate of Hopkinsville High School. Ms. Lynch is a 2001 graduate of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where she earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Government, and she is also a 2004 graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville where she earned a Juris Doctorate degree.
Ms. Lynch has been involved in several professional and community organizations throughout Lexington, Kentucky, including the North Limestone Community Development Corporation (Board Secretary); the Kentucky Foundation for Women (Leadership Team); the Lexington Urban League Young Professionals (Membership Chair 2004 – 2006) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Social Action Co- Chair 2011 – 2015).
As working with young people is a passion of hers, Ms. Lynch also regularly volunteers with the Junior Achievement program and is a tutor at William Wells Brown Elementary.Read Less