Cecil F. Dunn was born and raised in Richmond, Ky. He is a member of the Fayette County and Kentucky Bar Associations. For over 46 years, he has served as attorney for nonprofit corporations and for-profit developers throughout Kentucky. The sole purpose of these corporations and developers is to provide affordable housing for low- to moderate-income, elderly and disabled individuals; therefore, a strong housing expertise has been developed over the years by these associations. He has been involved in the development, organization and closing of all types of special needs housing. He has served 11 years as a member and four years as chairman of the Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. He has served as general counsel since 1984 and as special legal counsel to Kentucky Housing Corporation since 1993. He is on the Recovery Kentucky Task Force. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Lexington Center Corporation for 31 years, serving 23 of those years as chairman of the board. He is the current chairman. He is also the executive director of the Hope Center Inc., a nonprofit that serves the homeless male and female population in Lexington. He began as executive director in October 1995 and as CEO implemented strategic goals and objectives, gave direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy and its annual goals and objectives, and oversaw the board administration, program management, financial and facilities management, human resource management, community and public relations and fundraising. Cecil resides in Lexington and is married with three children and nine grandchildren.