Meet Mera


Mera Kathryn Corlett has been a resident of the district for more than 30 years. She spent her childhood living two streets over from Alex R. Kennedy Elementary and her adolescent years next to Des Pres Park. Her grandfather owned a business in the Oxmoor area and lived in Hurstbourne. She grew up trick-or-treating in those neighborhoods and going door-to-door collecting for the Crusade for Children. Mera Kathryn and her now-husband, Kartik, had their first date at Bombay Grill. Together, they live in the city of Lyndon with their playful son, Henlee, and their rescued Chow Chow, Mynx.


Mera Kathryn ‘s commitment to community well-being extends beyond her candidacy, reflecting her diverse and impactful professional background. In her community engagement work with Seven Counties Services, she served as a vital link between churches, businesses, and vulnerable individuals, demonstrating a longstanding commitment to service. These efforts reached hundreds of people living in and around Louisville. Her role in education with  the Blue Apple Players took her to every zip code in the city. This allowed her to explore new opportunities to see this city’s most pressing needs and build successful partnerships. Mera Kathryn has collaborated on successful projects with over a dozen agencies such as Louisville Metro Police Department, Exploited Children’s Help Organization, Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, Community Coordinated Child Care, and Family & Children’s Place.

As your elected Justice of the Peace for Louisville’s East End, Mera Kathryn has been honored to participate in some of the most important moments in people’s lives. This vocational avenue has inspired further dedication to public service and has shown her the unique impact local government has in a community.


When he was eight, Mera Kathryn’s husband, Kartik moved with his family from India to Louisville. He became naturalized as an American citizen when he was eighteen and embodies the American Dream as a successful small business owner who employs over 20 local workers. Recognizing their combined desire to enhance lives in our city, Mayor Greg Fischer surprised them with an honorary citation on their wedding day.

Mynx, their blue Chow Chow, was rescued from a shelter just days before she was scheduled to be euthanized. Mynx loves squirrels and long walks in the neighborhood. Mera Kathryn and Kartik welcomed their son in 2022. Henlee loves parks and going to StoryTimes at the libraries.


Mera Kathryn attended Presentation Academy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College, majoring in Theatre and Theological Studies. Upon graduating with honors, Mera Kathryn received the Henry C. Long Citation for Scholarship and General Excellence, an award presented by the President of Hanover College to the Most Outstanding Female Graduate. Additionally, Mera Kathryn completed Leadership Louisville Center’s Ignite Training, with her team recognized as the winners of the culminating challenge.