Elected Officials

Fort Wright has a Mayor-Council form of government, elected in non-partisan elections. Six (6) Councilmembers are elected every two years and the Mayor is elected every four years. We are situated in the 63rd Kentucky State House District, the 23rd Kentucky State Senate Districts and the 4th United States Congressional District. Additionally, we have two United States Senators.

Dave Hatter
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  Dave Hatter Linkedin  
  Mayor: 2015 - Present  
  Council: 1998 - 2014  
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Council Member
Dave Abeln
Council Member
Joe Averdick
Council Member
Adam Feinauer
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Council: 2012 - Present Council: 2007 - Present Council: 2001 - Present
  Council: 1992 - 1997


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Council Member
Mike Hoerlein
Council Member
Scott Wall
Council Member
Bernie Wessels
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Council: 2015 - Present Council: 2007 - Present Council: 2008 - Present


Former Mayors of Fort Wright


Council Committees

Community Preservation

  Council Member Adam Feinauer
  Council Member Scott Wall
  City Administrator Ed Butler

 Economic Development

  Council Member Dave Abeln
  Council Member Bernie Wessels
  City Administrator Ed Butler


  Council Member Joe Averdick
  Council Member Mike Hoerlein
  Mayor Dave Hatter
  City Administrator Ed Butler



Board of Adjustments

   Mr. Gene Weber - Chair
   Mr. Harry Geimeier
   Mr. Tom Litzler
   Mr. Joe Nienaber, Sr.
   Mr. Jeffrey Wolnitzek

Ethics Board

   Mr. Donald Russell
   Mr. Don Martin 
   Mr. Joe Nienaber, Jr.

Park and Recreation Committee

  Barb Hellmann
  Jessica Nienaber

James A. Ramage Civil War Museum Board

  Ms. Kathleen Romero
  Ms. Linda Hornsby
  Mr. Granville Griffith
  Mr. Jason Hutchinson
  Ms. Jeannine Kreinbrink
  Mr. Richard McCormick
  Mr. Bernie O' Bryan
  Mr. Lawrence Schell - Board Member Emeritus
  Dr. James A. Ramage - Board Member Emeritus


Fort Wright Organization Chart

Calendar Of Events
City Council Meetings
City Council Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M.
Caucus Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Financial Audit
The audit for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016 has been completed and the report is available for viewing.
The City of Fort Wright Tranparency Portal
In an effort to provide financial information that is more timely, clear and transparent, The City of Fort Wright is very pleased to present our Financial Transparency Portal. We have partnered with OpenGov, a leader in this space, to provide a new web-based financial transparency and analysis tool that dynamically presents the city's revenues and expenses from historical trends to line item level details. Click below to learn more about OpenGov!

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Tel: 859-331-1700
Fax: 859-331-0454

Friday, March 31, 2017
Fort Wright Civic Club Fish Fry
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Council Meeting
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Women's Self Defence Class - Part 1