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Villa Hills Mayor Butch Callery is Elected Official of the Year

The Kentucky League of Cities chose Villa Hills Mayor Butch Callery as its elected city official of the year.
 
KLC recently concluded its annual conference in Covington, where Callery previously served as mayor from 2000 to 2008. He has been mayor of Villa Hills since 2014.
 
In a news release, KLC stated, "Callery has led a culture of openness and inclusiveness and has had virtually unanimous support from the city council. Callery oversaw $3 million in sidewalk and road improvements and has hired key positions in police, code enforcement and finance. He reinstituted a Vacant Properties Commission and has focused on planning and zoning issues. Currently, the city is working on a 100-plus-acre mixed-use development. The mayor has also focused on planning, technology and updating a 20-year-old ethics ordinance. Mayor Callery also started a program to bring school children to city departments to learn about government. His commitment to thoughtful development resulted in Villa Hills being recognized by the American Planning Association earlier this year."
 
The award is sponsored by Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing, PLLC, which provides a $1,000 donation to the charity of Mayor Callery’s choice.  
 
The award will be presented during next week's Villa Hills city council meeting.
 
See the awards video:

-Staff report

Photo: Butch Callery (provided)