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 application 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 Manager at (859) 987–2110. 

Communication to a Board or Committee can be sent to:

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

Click Here for a Printable Board and Commission Application 


ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD

Meets on an as-needed basis. 

The Board of Architectural Review oversees the City of Paris Historic District.  This district is bound by the north side of Fourth Street to the south side of Second Street between the west side of Main Street and the east side of High Street.  When an application is received that falls within this district, the Board reviews for a Certificate of Appropriateness.

Learn more:  http://www.bourboncountyplanning.com/about/

NAME

 TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Betsy Kephart

 4 Year

2/28/2021

RES 2017-3 

Tom Moore

 4 Year

2/28/2021

RES 2017-3 

Deborah Poynter

 3 Year

2/28/2022

RES 2019-12 

Gordon Krist

 3 Year

2/28/2022

RES 2019-2 

Megan Shaw

 3 Year

2/28/2022

RES 2019-3 

BOURBON COUNTY JOINT PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

Meets the third Thursday of each month as-needed.

The Bourbon County Joint Planning Commission is composed of 14 members representing the City of Paris, City of North Middletown, City of Millersburg and the unincorporated Bourbon County. The Commission reviews commercial and industrial development plans, major subdivision plats, zoning text amendments, zoning maps amendments, and oversees other long-range planning initiatives.

Learn more: http://www.bourboncountyplanning.com/about/

View meeting agendas and packet materials here: http://www.bourboncountyplanning.com/meetings/

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Ross Richards

4 Year

12/31/2022

MO 2020-22
Debra Hamelback 4 Year

12/31/2022

MO 2021-23

Anna Allen-Edwards

4 Year

12/31/2023

MO 2020-23

Darrell Poynter

4 Year

12/31/2023

MO 2021-3

Lewis Sutbblefield

4 Year

12/31/2024

MO 2021-9

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD

Meets forth Tuesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.

The Paris-Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is made up of five permanent board members, two ex-officio (elected officials) board members, and several voting business community members from various professions. Voting members and ex-officio members serve two-year terms. Permanent members are represented from Bourbon County Schools, Paris Schools, the Hopewell Museum, The Paris-Bourbon County Library, and the Paris-Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber functions on a fiscal year budget from July 1st to June 30th.

The mission of the Paris-Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce is to advance the overall wellbeing of the community by promoting its economic, cultural, social & educational aspects. The Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization made up of about 200 businesses and organizations. By providing a better quality of life for citizens of Bourbon County, we hope to build the business community by becoming a more attractive place to live, work, play and stay.

The Paris-Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce is represented by Executive Director, Lauren Biddle. The current officers serving a two-year term ending July 1, 2021 are President—Drew Beckett, Vice President—Tom Ralston, Secretary—Lois Carter, and Treasurer—Paul Clift.

Please feel free to contact the Chamber at chamber@parisky.com or 859-987-3205.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/parisbourbonchamber

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Holli Gibson

Election Term

12/31/2022

N/A

CITY COMMISSION AUDIT COMMITTEE

Meets as needed.

NAME

TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES REFERENCE

Mayor, John A. Plummer

Election Term 12/31/2022 January 8, 2019 Minutes

Commissioner, Wallis Brooks

Election Term 12/31/2022 January 8, 2019 Minutes

Commissioner, Stan Galbraith

Election Term 12/31/2022 January 8, 2019 Minutes

CITY COMMISSION RECREATION & TRAILS COMMITTEE

Meets as needed.

NAME

TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES REFERENCE

Commissioner, Angela Roberts

Election Term 12/31/2022 N/A

Commissioner, Wallis Brooks

Election Term 12/31/2022 N/A

CITY COMMISSION SENIOR CITIZEN COMMITTEE

Meets as needed.

NAME

TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES REFERENCE

Mayor, John A. Plummer

Election Term 12/31/2022 N/A

Commissioner, Angela Roberts

Election Term 12/31/2022 February 9, 2021 Minutes

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Kevin Crump

10/13/2019

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (SECTION 8)

Representatives of Housing Authority of Paris is available by phone at (859) 987-1970.

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Frances Cooper

4 Year

9/08/2019

RES 2015-14

Clayton Brooks

4 Year

6/30/2025

MO 2021-22

Bonnie Sousley

4 Year

1/31/2022

RES 2018-2

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Meets on an as-needed basis during the Plan update process.

This joint advisory committee provides guidance for the development of the Envision 2040 Comprehensive Plan Update.

Learn more: http://www.bourboncountyplanning.com/advisory-committee/

NAME

TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES REFERENCE

Mike Withrow

N/A N/A N/A

Commissioner, VACANT Matt Perraut

Election Term 12/31/2022 N/A
Mayor Plummer, Ex-Officio Election Term 12/31/2022 N/A
Daron Jordan, Ex-Officio N/A N/A N/A

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, INC.

Meets on third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

The Paris-Bourbon County Economic Development Authority exists to support, promote, and nurture Paris-Bourbon County and its industries. Uniting the area's businesses, professionals, and organizations to achieve common goals designed to make our community a better 
place to live, work, and enjoy.

Learn more: www.parisbourboncountyeda.org

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Dottie Dobbs Spears

4 Year

12/31/2021

RES 2018-5

Jeff Birdsong

4 Year

12/31/2022

MO 2019-13

Stan Galbraith

4 Year

12/31/2023

RES 2020-1

Chuck Redwine

4 Year

12/31/2024

MO 2020-28

Mayor, John A. Plummer Ex-Officio 12/31/2022

County Judge Executive, Michael Williams – Ex-Officio 12/31/2022

EMERGENCY 911 BOARD

NAME

TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES REFERENCE

Mayor, John A. Plummer

Election Term 12/31/22 Upon Election as Mayor

Commissioner, Holli Gibson

Election Term 12/31/22 December 8, 2020 minutes

Chief of Police, Myron Thomas

N/A N/A February 25, 2020 minutes

Detective, Earl Hatter

N/A N/A January 22, 2019 minutes

Assistant Chief, William "Bill" Hurst

N/A N/A October 12, 2020 minutes

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES BOARD

NAME

TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES REFERENCE

Mayor, John A. Plummer

Election Term 12/31/2022

Commissioner, Holli Gibson

Election Term 12/31/2022 December 8, 2020 Minutes

City Manager, Daron Jordan

N/A No Expiration N/A

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND INSURANCE COMMITTEE

NAME

TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES REFERENCE

Commissioner, VACANT

Election Term 12/31/2022 N/A

Commissioner, VACANT

Election Term 12/31/2022 N/A

ETHICS BOARD

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE
Vacant 2 Years

1/31/2020

RES 2017-6
Pastor Kyle Sullivan 4 Years

04/11/2025

MO 2021-21
Amy Spagnuolo 4 Years

01/31/2025

MO 2021-12

JOINT BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

Meets the third Tuesday each Month at 5:30 PM or as needed.

The City of Paris, City of Millersburg, City of North Middletown, and Bourbon County have entered into that certain Interlocal Agreement Between the City of Paris, City of Millersburg, City of North Middletown and Bourbon County for the establishment of a joint planning unit that serves the unincorporated areas within Bourbon County, and the cities of Paris, North Middletown and Millersburg.

Learn more: http://www.bourboncountyplanning.com/about/

NAME TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Wayne West

2 Years 1/1/2022 RES 2019-7

Wiley Faw

3 Years 1/1/2023 RES 2019-6

JOINT PARKS AND RECREATION

Meets second Tuesday each month at Legion Hall at 2:00 p.m.

Purpose of Agreement: The parties desire to exercise the option for the Paris- Bourbon County community as authorized under KRS Chapter 97 for the creation of a joint Parks and Recreation Board [the "Board"]. Such purpose includes, but is not limited to, operating, maintaining, developing and/or leasing, parks, playgrounds and recreation centers. The Board's operation of the Program shall include, among other things, the oversight and management of the facilities dedicated to it by the City and the County and for parks and recreational programming within those facilities and elsewhere in the Community as may be warranted. In carrying out its functions, the Board's operation of facilitates shall make every effort to continue the support for the Bourbon County Fair and give priority to that event's use of facilities.

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Melissa Happy

4 Years

3/21/2025

April 27, 2021 Minutes

Brian Washington

4 Years

8/14/2021

RES 2018-13

Cary Barr

4 Years

8/14/2022

RES 2018-12
Angela Roberts 4 Years

8/14/2022

 MO 2021-18

Wallis Brooks

4 Years

8/31/2024

RES 2020-25

KENTUCKY MUNICIPAL ENERGY AGENCY
Ten municipal electric utilities entered into an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement creating the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA), a joint public agency. KYMEA was formed to facilitate effective collaboration among its members to do all things necessary or convenient to serve the current and future electric power and energy requirements of the members and to provide assistance to the members related to their electric power and energy utility systems.

Learn more: https://www.kymea.org/

NAME

TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES REFERENCE

Mike Withrow

N/A No Expiration RES 2016-1

Kevin Crump - Backup alternate

N/A No Expiration RES 2016-1

LOCAL APPEALS BOARD

Meets one time per year.

When a value of real property changes from the previous year's assessment, the Property Valuation Administrator is required to send the property owner a notice of change. When property owners disagree with the new assessed value, the first step in the appeals process is to schedule a conference with the Property Valuation Administrator or Deputy.

Learn more: https://www.qpublic.net/

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Dana Mingua

3 Year

6/30/2023

MO 2020-17

PARIS HOUSING AUTHORITY
Learn more: https://affordablehousingonline.com/

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Vacant  -  John Beaton

4 Year Term

8/31/2021

RES 2017-13

James Clark

4 Year Term

8/31/2022

RES 2017-13

Ron Vanover

4 Year Term

8/31/2022

MO 2019-15
Emmett Davis 4 Year Term

8/31/2025

MO 2021-10

PARIS BOURBON COUNTY TOURISM COMMISSION

Meets on third Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m.

The Paris-Bourbon County Tourism Commission promotes and supports all current and future tourism assets within the community to create a positive economic impact and an enriched quality of life for the citizens of Bourbon County. The Commission shall elect from its membership a Chairman and Treasurer and may employ such personnel and make such contracts as are necessary to effectively carry out the purpose of KRS 91A.350 to 91A.390. Such con-tracts may include, but shall not be limited to, the procurement of promotional services, advertising services, and other services and materials relating to the promotion of tourist and convention business; provided contracts of the type enumerated shall be made only with persons, organizations, and firms with experience and qualifications for providing promotional services and materials such as advertising firms, Chamber of Commerce, publishers, and printers.

Learn more: www.pariskytourism.com

NAME

TERM APPOINTMENT EXPIRES REFERENCE

Mayor, John A. Plummer

Election Term 12/31/2022 N/A

PARIS PIKE CORRIDOR COMMISSION

Meets quarterly on the second Monday of the month in January, April, July, and October.

The Paris Pike Corridor Commission is an administrative entity that was created as part of an inter-local agreement with Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, the City of Paris, and the Bourbon County Fiscal Court. This recommending body is composed of nine (9) voting members, two of which are appointed by the Paris City Commission. The Commission oversees land use in the Paris Pike Overlay District.

Learn more: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/boards/paris-pike-corridor-commission

NAME

TERM

APPOINTMENT EXPIRES

REFERENCE

Eric Hamelback

4 Year 05/31/2025 MO 2021-19

Andrea Pompei Lacy

4 Year

4/10/2022

RES 2018-6