Willie Lightfoot

Willie Lightfoot

Owner and Operator, New Creations Barbers Unisex Shop

President and Founder of the United Professional Barbers and Cosmetologists Association

Vice President of Rochester, NY City Council


Mr. Willie Joe Lightfoot, fondly known as and lovingly called “Willie” throughout his community, is a native son of Rochester, New York; where he has and continues to wear many hats. Mr. Lightfoot has been married for 24 yrs. and is the father of 4 children and grandfather of 3. Mr. Lightfoot is a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired Rochester Fireman. He has also served as a former Monroe County Legislator. Currently, Mr. Lightfoot is the Vice President of Rochester City Council, serving, not only as their Vice President and area Council Member, but also as Council Member-at-Large. He also proudly serves as the Monroe County Democratic Committee District Leader of the 25th Legislative District. Mr. Lightfoot has served on a number of committees, including holding the position of Head Chair of the Rochester Public Safety Committee and as a Commissioner of the Rochester and Monroe County Racial and Structural Equity Commission (RASE), honorably leading its Business Development Committee. In addition, to all of this, Mr. Lightfoot is an NYS licensed Barber and Barber Examiner. Mr. Lightfoot, himself, is an entrepreneur and the developer and owner of a large multipurpose building and land space known as, LIGHTFOOT SQUARE; where he is the owner and operator of New Creations Barbers Unisex Shop. He is also the President and Founder of the United Professional Barbers and Cosmetologists Association (UPBCA). Mr. Lightfoot founded the annual “Cut the Violence” free hair cut event and Roc Against Gun Violence Coalition. In order to have the mental and physical energy, as well as a continually renewed spiritual drive and determination, to gracefully balance wearing all of these hats, Mr. Lightfoot serves as the Pastor of Prayer House Church of God By Faith.