Covington, Kentucky

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Covington is the fifth-largest cities in Kentucky. It is one of two county seats of Kenton County. As of the 2010 census, the city's population is 40,640.[1] Covington is a part of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metro area, which has a total combination of about 2,171,896.[2]

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Kentucky city websites

The good

  • Elected officials and their contact information are posted online.[3]
  • Meeting minutes and agendas are posted online.[4]
  • Contact information for administrative officials are posted online.[5]
  • Building permits are posted online.[6]
  • The website instructs citizens to contact the City Clerk's Office to make public records requests.[7]

The bad

  • Full audit reports are not posted.[8]
  • A budget, contracts, lobbying, and tax information are not available online.

Transparency and public records

The city's website has instructions about how to make a public records request.[9]

Elected Officials

The city of Covington has four commissioners and one mayor. As of March 2011, the four commissioners are: Sherry Caran, Shawn Master's, Steve Casper, and Steve Frank.[10]

Mayor Denny Bowman

Mayor Denny Bowman was elected to his fourth four-year term in November 2008, after serving three consecutive four-year terms starting in November 1987.[11] Before his first mayoral stint, he was city commissioner and vice-mayor. He served as Recreation Director from March 2000 until January 2008.[12]


The mayor's salary is $27,197.56, and the commissioner's salary is $21,729.24.[13]

Public employees

There is not information about how many people are employed by the city or their salaries.

Emergency personell

The fire chief is Mark Young.[14] The police chief is Lee Russo.[15]


See also: Kentucky state budget

There is not information about the budget online.

External links


  1. Wikipedia, "Covington, Kentucky," accessed April 19, 2011
  2. Wikipedia, "Northern Kentucky metropolitan area," accessed April 19, 2011
  3. Elected officials
  4. Meetings (dead link)
  5. Administrative officials
  6. Building permits
  7. Public records
  8. Audits (dead link)
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  10. Commissioners
  11. Mayor
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  13. Salaries
  14. Fire chief (dead link)
  15. Police chief (dead link)