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The City of Union is an incorporated fourth class city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Its governmental body is of the Mayor/Commission form, consisting of an elected mayor, and four elected commissioners.  

The commission is elected by the citizens during the General Election in November and terms begin in January.  The Mayor serves a term of four years, and Commissioners terms of two years.

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Mayor Don Kirby

Elected Mayor: 2010, 2006, 2002; Elected Commissioner: 2000

Don has lived in Union since 1994.  He was first elected to city government as a Commissioner in 2000.  He and his wife of 20 years, Martha, have 3 children.

Don is the Manager of Learning for itelligence, Inc., a Systems Consulting firm in Sycamore Township, OH.  He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

Elected: 2012, 2010

Bryan has lived in the Union area for 25 years. He graduated from the University of Akron in 1972. Retired from the plastics manufacturing industry after 30 years of service. Started a small business in 2000 and then sold it in 2004. Currently, resides in Lassing Green. His hobbies are cars and golf.

 Commissioner Donna Fryman

Elected: 2012

Donna owns 3 daycare/prechool centers in Boone Co.  She recently worked full time for the KY Department of Transportation as the HR Administrator for the Dept. of Highways, NKY District 6.

Donna is married to Travis Fryman who recently retired with 27 years of service as the Highway Superintendent in Harrison Co.  We both love serving our community in any way we can.

 Commissioner Ken Heil

Elected: 2012

Ken is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and graduated from the University of State of New York (Albany) with a B.S. in Sociology.

Ken is married with 3 sons and a granddaughter.  He is a member of Florence United Methodist Church.



Commissioner Kline

Elected: 2012

I moved to the City of Union in the summer of 2008 with my family. My husband, Ken, and I have three fabulous children, Alexandria, Jackson, and Everett.

I earned my Bachelor's of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati's School of Planning in 1999. After graduation, I worked for a private planning and engineering firm and focused on Comprehensive Planning and Zoning Code Regulations development.

Then I moved into the public sector working for the City of Newton Falls, OH and then Village of Trumansburg, NY as their Code Enforcement Officer. In both municipalities, I was charged with enforcing their City's zoning and property maintenance cods and subdivision regulations.

Since living in the City of Union, I have served the City on the Economic Development Committee working toward making the Union Town Center a reality.



 City Clerk Kathy Porter

Hired: July 3, 1995

Provides a variety of responsible routine and complex supervisory, clerical, financial and administrative work in the administration of the City government. Works under the general supervision of the Mayor and Commission. Meet required deadlines, and work independently with integrity. Serves as custodian of official City records and public documents. Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints. Collects and deposits payments; reconciles bank statements. Prepares and advertises meeting agendas, bid packets and other advertisements, and legal notices of public hearings and special meetings. Administers oath of office to public officials. Serves as a notary public.

September 1997 Certified Kentucky Municipal Clerk (CKMC) KY Municipal Clerks Association and the James W. Martin School of Public Administration, University of Kentucky

August 2005 - Received the “2005 OUTSTANDING MUNICIPAL CLERK AWARD”  presented by: The Northern Kentucky Area Development District - In recognition of significant contributions enhancing the quality of life in the Northern Kentucky Community.  The Northern Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association (NKMCA) has the final vote for the Outstanding City Clerk based on a broad range of criteria. § Continued education § Activity in community affairs – local or statewide  § Exhibition of leadership.



Misty Ezell

Appointed:  April 1, 2012

Contracted: 1995

Greg D. Voss, Attorney At Law

2131 Chamber Center Dr.
Ft. Mitchell, KY  41017

Phone: (859) 647-7777
Fax: (859) 647-7799

Barry Burke

City Engineer: Barry Burke

Contracted: 2002


Phone: (859) 384-1511


City Admin. Warren S. Moore

In Memory of: City Administrative Officer: Warren S. Moore (click to navigate to special page in honor of Warren)

Deceased: 2009

Employed: 2006 - 2009

Elected Commissioner: 1982; Appointed Mayor: 1983; Elected Mayor: 1984, 1989, 1993, 1998; Appointed Commissioner: 2003; Elected Commissioner: 2004

Warren and his wife Madge had lived in Union since 1978.