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City Branding, New Road Name on Covington Commission Agenda

The Covington City Commission will hold its regular legislative meeting on Tuesday night.

Here is a look at what's on the agenda:

Presentation from new "my NKY" campaign: Bill Scheyer of Vision 2015 will present on the newly launched myNKY campaign

Senior law clerk position to be created: This housekeeping item will create the position of senior law clerk, filled at the last meeting by Christian Dennery who was originally expected to be hired as assistant city solicitor before City Commissioner Michelle Williams objected to that title

More funds to be allocated for city branding project: The city commission will consider allocating an additional $34,000 to Landor Associates, payable from a community challenge grant, as the company moves forward with its branding project for the city. In August, the city contracted with Landor to create a new marketing campaign for Covington. The new branding was supposed to be revealed in December but that did not happen. The new campaign is part of the Center City Action Plan that Covington undertook in 2012. The additional funds will be used for photography and business collateral development services, according to the agenda.

More notes from the agenda:

  • The road encircling the Department of Public Improvements may be renamed Charles Menke Way in honor of a longtime employee who retired in 2011 after nearly 40 years
  • Darryl Strong will retire from the finance department after 42 years of service
  • Officer David Boggs will retire from the police department after more than 20 years of service
  • Michele Carter will be considered for hire as a new police officer
  • A resolution in support of the so-called Angel Investor bill sponsored by Democratic State Rep. Arnold Simpson will be considered
  • A memorandum of understanding between the City and the Fraternal Order of Police will be considered
  • City Engineer Mike Yeager will be considered as the city's alternate board member at the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI)
  • Allen Wilkinson will be considered for reappointment to the city employees' non-union civil service commission for a three-year term
  • Don Smith and Pamela Mullins will be considered for reappointment to the Covington Human Rights Commission for three-year terms
  • Joe Shamer will be considered for reappointment to the code enforcement hearing board for a three-year term

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News

Photo: Covington City Hall/RCN file