Boards and Committees

The following Boards & Committees assist the City of Paris on important policy decisions that impact our community. These groups conduct planning, research, and discuss specific issues which are essential to the continued growth and prosperity of our City. While some boards make recommendations and advisory opinions to the City Council, others are designed to be the policy-making authority over certain entities.

The City encourages anyone who is a City of Paris resident, or a business owner operating in the city limits of Paris, to consider submitting a resume for appointment to one of the below boards and committees. Appointments are made upon recommendation by the Mayor, with approval of the City Commission.

For more information on openings, or how to submit your resume, contact the office of the City Clerk at (859) 987–3653.

Communication to a Board or Committee can be sent to:

The City of Paris
Name of Board/Committee
525 High Street
Paris, KY 40361

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Becca Lawyer 2/28/2019
Gordon Krist 2/28/2019
Megan Metcalfe Shaw 2/28/2019
Betsy Kephart 2/28/2021
Tom Moore 2/28/2021

 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Myron Thomas 03/31/2019
Daron Jordan

 

CITY COMMISSION AUDIT COMMITTEE
NAME
Mayor, Michael Thornton
JCommissioner, Wallis Brooks

 

CITY COMMISSION RECREATION & TRAILS COMMITTEE
NAME
Commissioner, Matt Perraut
Commissioner, Wallis Brooks

 

CITY COMMISSION SENIOR CITIZEN COMMITTEE
NAME
Mayor, Michael Thornton
Commissioner, Matt Perraut

 

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Kevin Crump 10/13/2019

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (SECTION 8)
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Frances Cooper 9/08/2019
Morgan Gilkey 6/30/2021
Bonnie Sousley 1/31/2022

 

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TASK FORCE
NAME
Mike Withrow
Michael Kendall

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, INC.
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Joshua Cummins 12/31/2018
Stan Galbraith 12/31/2019
Chuck Redwine 12/31/2020
Dottie Dobbs Spears 12/31/2021
City Manager, Daron Jordan Ex-Officio
County Judge Executive – Ex-Officio

 

EMERGENCY 911 BOARD
NAME
Mayor, Mike Thornton
Commissioner, Tim Gray
Police Chief, Jonathan Best
Detective, Tony Asbury
Assistant Chief of Police, Myron Thomas

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES BOARD
NAME
Mayor, Mike Thornton
Commissioner, Tim Gray
City Manager, Daron Jordan

 

ETHICS BOARD
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Stan Galbraith 4/11/2019
Reverend Morgan Gilkey 1/31/2020
Amy Spagnuolo 1/31/2021

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
NAME
Mike Withrow

 

JOINT BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Lucy Jackson 4/30/2019
Wayne West 4/30/2020
Rev Wm Garr 4/30/2021
Wiley Faw 4/30/2021
Diana Faust 4/30/2022

 

JOINT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY DIRECTOR
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Mike Withrow 09/08/2019

 

JOINT PARKS AND RECREATION
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Wallis Brooks 8/14/2020
Brian Washington 8/14/2021
Cary Barr 8/14/2022
Matt Perraut 8/14/2022

 

KENTUCKY MUNICIPAL ENERGY AGENCY
NAME
Mike Withrow

 

LOCAL APPEALS BOARD
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
In process 3-year term

 

LICKING RIVER BASIN RC&D PROJECT
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Mike Withrow 09/25/2019

 

PARIS HOUSING AUTHORITY
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
George Jackson 08/31/2021
John Beaton 08/31/2021
James Clark 08/31/2022
In Process 2-year term
In Process 2-year term

 

PARIS BOURBON COUNTY JOINT PLANNING & ZONING
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Chris Jones 12/31/2018
Wayne West 12/31/2019
Wendell Curtis 12/31/2019
Diana Faust 4/30/2022
Ralph Hensley 12/31/2022

 

PARIS PIKE CORRIDOR COMMISSION
NAME APPOINTMENT EXPIRES
Rodney Dotson 05/31/2021
Andrea Pompei Lacy 04/10/2022