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Knochelmann, Moore Take Top Spots on OKI Board

The board of directors of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) will be led by two Northern Kentucky officials.

Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann will serve as president while Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore will serve as first vice president.

OKI is a council of local governments, business organizations, and community groups that develop strategies, plans, and programs related to transportation, economic development, and quality of life issues in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/southeast Indiana area.

“For many years, the OKI board has built an admirable reputation of trust and professionalism in serving the public,” said Knochelmann, in a statement. “As transportation becomes more important in our lives, our new board leadership is dedicated to ensuring that OKI will continue to provide vital support to our communities.”

The new officers for the OKI Board of Directors will serve a two-year term (2019 and 2020) and include:

  • President: Kenton County Fiscal Court Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann
  • First Vice President: Boone County Fiscal Court Judge Executive Gary Moore 
  • Second Vice President: Clermont County Commissioner David Painter
  • Treasurer: Resident At-large Member Kenneth Reed 
  • Past President: Butler County Commissioner T.C. Rogers

OKI’s board of directors consists of 118 people, many of whom are elected officials from the region.

OKI is federally mandated and funnels about $40 million in transportation funds to construction and planning projects throughout its eight-county, three-state region that includes Ohio’s Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties; Kentucky’s Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties, and Dearborn County, Indiana.

-Staff report