City Manager


City Manager, Daron E. Jordan, CEcD
Appointed: January 27, 2017
Phone: 859-987-2110 x 3102

Responsible for professional management of all city affairs, the City Manager is an appointed City Official who acts as the Chief Executive Officer for the City of Paris. Under the City Manager’s leadership, city staff members are responsible for the operation of the City through budgetary constraint and implementation of strategies, and programs, that promote and support community growth and increase the quality of life for Paris residents and visitors.

In addition to providing leadership to the City staff, the City Manager works with the Mayor, Commissioners, and other community members to implement policies and procedures that benefit the community as a whole.

Daron Jordan was appointed as the City Manager of Paris in January 2017. Daron brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of local government, and governmental operations, as he has 20 years of working in government at the city level. His previous local government employment includes a little more than 16 years with the City of Madisonville, KY working in the Administration Department and 4 years of working for the City of Henderson, KY as the Program/Aquatic Director and as head of the Recreation Department. During his previous employment Daron was able to help secure nearly Twenty-five Million Dollars in State and Federal grant funds.

Daron holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and has also been certified by the International Economic Development Council as a Certified Economic Developer. Currently he is one of only 865 individuals who hold this level of certification and one of only twelve in the Commonwealth of KY.

Daron is also recognized by the Commonwealth of KY as a Certified Community Development Block Grant Administrator and is a graduate of the Oklahoma University's Economic Development Institute (OUEDI). Daron also serves as adjunct faculty for Western KY University teaching courses in Grant Writing and Finance for Non-profits in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport.