Boards & Committees

Many Park Hills residents are members of the city's boards and committees. These boards and committees act in an advisory role to the mayor and to council. Most committees have a scheduled meeting once a month.

All meetings are open to the public.

Click on the following links below or scroll down to learn more about each board and committee and read minutes from their meetings.



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Board of Adjustment
Code Enforcement
Economic Development
Financial Oversight

Historic Preservation
Infrastructure and Public Works
Parks, Beautification, and Recreation
Tree Board


Click here to view the executive order listing all the committee members.

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Board of Adjustment

Chair Charles Meyers
Members David Fangman, Patty Kestner, Kevin Meyer, Robert Sweet

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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Board is handled by Kenton County.
David Gray is the Park Hills representative to the Board.
Call the city clerk at (859) 431-6252 with any questions or concerns.


Co-Chairs Jason Reser, Karl Oberjohn, Marty Boyer, Steve Elkins
Members Andrew Smith, Bob Amott, Chris Willig, Sarah Froelich

Vision A timely and consistent flow of information from the government of Park Hills

Mission Connecting Park Hills through open communication, engaging conversation, and relevant information.

Current Projects

The communications committee has formed two subcommittees to focus on two areas this spring:

Upcoming Meetings
The communications committee meets at 7:00 PM every Wednesday after the city Business Meeting,
at the city building.

The 2017 meetings are scheduled for:
February 15
March 15
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 16
September 13
October 11
November 15
December 13

Meeting Minutes
August 16, 2017
July 12, 2017
June 14, 2017
May 10, 2017 
March 15, 2017
February 22, 2017 (special meeting)
February 15, 2017
September 29, 2016
February 22, 2011
April 26, 2011
October 25, 2011

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Economic Development

Co-Chairs Steve Elkins, Karl Oberjohn, Jason Reser
Members Robert Schoborg, Brent Collins, Gary Huff, Sean Cottengim, Dominic Froelicher, Lisa Stamm, Anthony Conrad, Jon Hembree, Kent Wessels, Bill Gregg, Howard Nemeroff, Benton Dammel, Ted Kleymeyer, Sheila Dean

This economic development committee:

  • Looks for ways to improve the Park Hills business district and attract new businesses to Park Hills.
  • Work with the business association and other agencies to obtain grants and incentives for attracting new businesses.
  • Explores options for long-term economic opportunities.
  • Aims to create an environment for economic growth that is consistent with the character of Park Hills, and integrates well with current businesses.

Upcoming Meetings
The economic development committee meets at 6:30 PM every Wednesday after the city Caucus Meeting,
at the city building.

Meeting Minutes

September 27, 2017
August 30, 2017
August 10, 2017
July 26, 2017 meeting cancled
July 13, 2017
June 28, 2017
June 15, 2017
May 24, 2017
April 24, 2017 meeting canceled
March 29, 2017 (Draft)
March 1, 2017

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Financial Oversight

Co-Chairs Elisha Chamberlain, Jason Reser, Kathy Zembrodt, Pam Spoor
Members Alex Mattingly, Chris Carle, Cooper Ambjorn-Olsen, Gary Huff, Phillip Ryan

The financial oversight committee investigates the current financial condition of the city and assists the mayor in the preparation of the budget. In cooperation with the city clerk/treasurer, the committee reports to the mayor and council on financial matters including, but not limited to:

  • Outstanding debts.
  • Fund balances.
  • Anticipated expenditures.
  • Money management.
  • Budget.
  • Revenues.
  • Establishment of reserves.

The committee evaluates all financial commitments and all income and expense relationships including, but not limited to: banking, insurance, and contractual obligations. The committee makes public financial information readily available.

Upcoming Meetings
The financial oversight committee meets at 7:00 PM every first Monday of the month, at the city building.

This months' meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, August 21st at 7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes
August 21, 2017
June 5, 2017
May 1, 2017
April 28, 2017
April 3, 2017
March 6, 2017
December 5, 2016
October 24, 2016
September 26, 2016
June 27, 2016
May 17, 2016
May 3, 2016
April 5, 2011

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Historic Preservation

Co-Chairs Greg Claypole, Karl Oberjohn, Patty Kestner, Pam Spoor
Members Doug Waggoner, James Claypool, Katie Rademacher

The historic preservation committee works to gather, record, and communicate Park Hills’ history so it is readily available to the community. The committee also:

  • Assists residents with historic restoration of properties.
  • Offers guidance about obtaining historic tax credits.
  • Works with other public organizations to obtain grants for maintenance or restoration of historic structures inn the city.
  • Researches and recommends legislation to council regarding historic tax credits.

Upcoming Meetings
The historic preservation committee meets at 7:00 PM on the Tuesday after the city Business Meeting, at the city building.

Meeting Minutes
March 14, 2017
August 25, 2011

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Infrastructure and Public Works

Co-Chairs Greg Claypole, Karl Oberjohn, Kathy Zembrodt
Members Dan VonHandorf, Elisha Chamberlain, James Jenkins, Monty O’Hara

The infrastructure and public works committee oversees the construction, repair, and maintenance of roadways, sewer systems, sidewalks, public buildings, and other structures. In this regard, existing plans, surveys and specifications are evaluated and, to the extent deemed necessary, new plans are obtained to facilitate projects. The committee:

  • Evaluates all contracts pertaining to these structures.
  • Determines what bids are required.
  • Arranges for public bidding.
  • Informs council about project progress.
  • Coordinates projects with other public organizations, including SD1, Duke Energy, and other utility companies.
  • Provides council with an agenda of anticipated public works on an annual basis.
  • Directs all public bids for work to the Mayor who receives and opens the bids to the public.

Upcoming Meetings
The infrastructure and public works committee meets at 5:30 PM on the Thursday after the city Caucus Meeting, at the office of Bayer Becker, 209 Grandview Drive, Ft. Mitchell.

The September 28th meeting will begin at 4:30 pm

Meeting Minutes

July 27, 2017
June 29, 2017
May 25, 2017
April 27, 2017
March 30, 2017
March 20, 2017 – Old State Road & N. Arlington Road project meeting
March 17, 2017
March 2, 2017
March 1, 2017 – Jackson Road project meeting
February 3, 2017
January 30, 2017
January 20, 2017
October 17, 2016
September 9, 2016
June 21, 2016
May 27, 2016
July 27, 2015
April 16, 2015
April 10, 2015
January 28, 2015
January 27, 2015
May 29, 2012
April, 2012
February-March, 2012
January 23, 2012
November 23, 2011
November 8, 2011
September 27, 2011
July, 29, 2011
January 10, 2012

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Parks, Beautification, and Recreation

Chair Jason Reser,
Members Dan VonHandorf, Jim Paul, Jim Pfaller, Krista Morrison, LuAnn Holmes, MaryAnn Maffia, Meghan Williams, Melissa Willig, Rachel Freitag, Ryan Olexia, Stella Snowden, Steph Belt

Vision Our committee envisions a city in which our citizens feel enriched by and invested in our green spaces and value them as places to enjoy outdoor activities and cultivate community interaction.

Mission We work to provide our residents and visitors with welcoming green spaces where they can enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle in Park Hills. We strive to maintain and improve on existing recreational and green spaces within our community, while also exploring new opportunities for growth and improvement.

The parks, beautification, and recreation committee oversees the maintenance and beautification of Trolley Park and the city's public spaces. The committee:

  • Works with volunteer groups and the Park Hills Civic Association to improve green space and provide safe and attractive play areas, seating, lighting, and other amenities.
  • Coordinates use of park space for public events.
  • Seeks grants and other alternative means of funding to achieve these goals.

Upcoming Meetings
The parks, beautification, and recreation committee meets at 7:00 PM on the Thursday after the city Business Meeting, at the city building.

Meeting Minutes

August 17, 2017
July 13, 2017
June 28, 2017
June 15, 2017
May 11, 2017
April 13, 2017
March 16, 2017
February 16, 2017
April 6, 2016

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Chair  Steve Elkins
The personnel committee:

  • Works to ensure that personnel policies are fair, legal, and appropriate for Park Hills.
  • Verifies that policies are up-to-date, available to all employees, and fairly and uniformly applied.
  • Reviews ordinances, practices, and policies to make sure all are consistent.
  • Recommends new policies and procedures.

Upcoming Meetings
The personnel committee meets at 6:00 PM every third Monday of the month, prior to the Caucus Meeting, at St. Joseph Heights (1601 Dixie Highway).

Meeting Minutes
February 27, 2017
July 23, 2012
February 27, 2012

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Tree Board

Chair Mike Conway
Members Kathleen Laurin, Pat Flannery, Sue Bennings, Will Korte

The tree board committee and the city of Park Hills are accepting applications for planing a tree in your yard. Click here for more information and an application.

Upcoming Meetings
The tree board meets at 8:30 AM every first Saturday of the month, at Reality Tuesday (1518 Dixie Highway).

Meeting Minutes
May 6, 2017
February 3, 2017
January 7, 2017
November 5, 2016
October 1, 2016
August 6, 2016
May 7, 2016
April 2, 2016
March 5, 2016
August 2, 2013
April 6, 2013
March 1, 2013
February 2, 2013
January 5, 2013
November 3, 2012

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