Margaret Graves

Board Member
Land Protection & Stewardship Committee Chair


Margaret Graves is an attorney who has been active in farmland conservation efforts in the Bluegrass Region since late 1997.  She served on the Rural Land Management Board from 2000 to 2011.  The Board oversees the Fayette County Purchase of Development Rights Program.


Margaret serves on the Board of Directors of the Bluegrass Land Conservancy and is Chair of the Land Protection and Stewardship Committee. From December 1997 till May 2005, Margaret served as the Executive Director of Bluegrass Land Conservancy.


Margaret previously served on The Lexington School Board of Trustees.  Margaret currently works with the President of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill to raise much needed funds for historic preservation needs and the Shaker Village endowment.


She previously practiced law in Washington, D.C., at Latham and Watkins and in Hong Kong with Deacons, Graham, and James.  Prior to joining the Bluegrass Land Conservancy in late 1997, Margaret worked as an attorney at Lexmark International, Inc.


Margaret graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1991 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College in 1987.


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