PDS Council

Planning and Development Services of Kenton County is a city-county agency created to provide a multitude of services to Kenton County’s 20 local governments and their collaborative Kenton County Planning Commission. To assure equal focus on all jurisdictions and equal services to each, an elected official (and alternate) from each local government comes together to form the PDS Council. Appointments to the Council are made annually.


According to KRS Chapter 147, the PDS Council’s most important responsibilities include:

  • providing a forum in which planning and growth-related issues can be debated and consensus developed;
  • electing members to the PDS Management Board;
  • acting in a supervisory and advisory capacity with the PDS Management Board;
  • reviewing and approving the PDS Management Board’s annual work program and budget;
  • reviewing and approving a tax rate necessary to fund the agency’s operations; and
  • contracting with a certified public accountant to audit the PDS Management Board’s records, books, and accounts.

The PDS Council meets in the Kenton Chambers of the Kenton County Government Center in Covington.  Check the calendar for specific dates as meetings are subject to change.

2024-2025 Meeting Schedule

Bylaws (amended October 27, 2022)

Current Council Members


Mayor Mike Denham (Councilman Mike Kendall)


Mayor Joe Meyer (No Appointment)

Crescent Springs:

Councilman Don Kiely (Councilwoman Jeannine Bell Smith)

Crestview Hills:

Mayor Paul Meier (Councilman David Kramer)


Mayor John Link, Secretary (Councilwoman Kim Wolking)


Mayor Marty Lenhof, President (Councilwoman Gloria Grubbs)


Mayor Jessica Fette (Councilman Tyson Hermes)


Mayor Beverly Willman (Commissioner Fred Wilson)

Fort Mitchell:

Councilman Greg Pohlgeers, Vice-President (Mayor Jude Hehman)

Fort Wright:

Councilman Bernie Wessels (Councilman Jason Collins)


Mayor Chris Reinersman (Councilman Chris Vogelpohl)

Kenton County:

Commissioner Joe Nienaber (Commissioner Beth Sewell)

Kenton Vale:

Commissioner Mike Burdge (Commissioner Marsha Patrick)

Lakeside Park:

Councilman Brian Waite (Councilman Dennis Landwehr)


Mayor Chris Wright (Councilman Steve Chapman)

Park Hills:

Councilman Joe Shields (Councilman Steve Elkins)

Ryland Heights:

Mayor John Cole (Commissioner Jason Ponder)

Taylor Mill:

Commissioner Ed Kuehne (Commissioner Caroline Braden)

Villa Hills:

Councilwoman Cathy Stover (Mayor Heather Jansen)


 Open (Councilwoman Sherry Gaskill)

Legal Counsel:

Timothy Theissen