Dennis Andrew Gordon, FAICP, Executive Director


Thanks for allowing me to introduce myself and the tremendously-talented staff we have here at PDS. I’m proud to have been associated with this organization and this community for over 12 years now. In that time, I’ve come to understand and appreciate the close working relationship that exists between Kenton County’s 20 local governments and this team of professionals I lead.

Our staff holds a number of responsibilities critical to the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens we serve. Each of them ties back to reasons the agency was created in 1961: to decrease bureaucracy and conflicting development standards; to foster coordinated growth and economic prosperity; to support local governments with those functions that impact growth and prosperity most directly; and, to provide the professional staff for the Kenton County Planning Commission.

Besides the information you’ll find on this website, I encourage you to check out or other online presences. There’s our robust LINK-GIS website where you can do almost anything possible with our state-of-the-art geographic information system which is one of the oldest of its kind in this part of the country.

There’s our TRAKiT development-tracking website that keeps records for our code enforcement, building permitting and inspection, platting and infrastructure inspection, and other development-related activities. And last but not least, there’s our groundbreaking Direction 2030 website, Kenton County’s completely electronic comprehensive plan.

The way we pursue our responsibilities is grounded in an effort our elected leaders approved unanimously over a decade ago. The PDS Vision / Mission / Core Values Statement defines the yardstick we use to measure our effectiveness. By reducing the yardstick to writing and posting it here, we encourage you to measure our efforts too.

As it relates to all our responsibilities, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the single premise on which all our activities take place. It’s Service… and it’s the single most important reason we exist. As you review information on this web site, check out our other websites, or stop by our offices in Covington, I ask that you keep this fact in mind.

Speak up! Ask questions, either in person or on the Contact Us function of this website. Provide us with your opinions. Respond to our website surveys. Let us hear from you… please.

Thanks again for logging on. Feel free to drop me an email and let me know how we’re doing with our responsibilities. Weigh in on what you think of our various sites and how we can improve them to serve you better. Your time and thoughts will always be appreciated.

Dennis Andrew Gordon, FAICP
Executive Director