News from the City Building

Posted on March 09, 2018

March, 9, 2018

Good Morning:

I wanted to take a moment to share with you, the people of this wonderful City of Fort Wright, some information concerning operations of your city government. The day-to-day operations of your city government are led by the City Administrative Officer (CAO). Currently, I am blessed to be the person who serves in that role. I have been in this role for approximately two years (May 2016) following an almost 25 year career in public safety. I served a little over 20 years with the Kenton County Police Department retiring as Chief of Police, and then another four years with the Kenton County Emergency Communications Center before coming to Fort Wright. After much discussion, deliberation and prayer I have decided to leave my position as the CAO of Fort Wright to accept a position as the Chief Deputy at the Kenton County Detention Center. This was a very difficult decision as Fort Wright is a great place to work in large part due to the staff and residents.

I do not want to take too much of your time explaining my thought process on this career change; I will simply say that I believe working in the Criminal Justice field is where I am meant to be. I do, however, want to take a minute to emphasis what a great place Fort Wright is to work (and live but you already know that). The team here at Fort Wright is second to none. I have been blessed to work for a Mayor and Council who work collaboratively and cooperatively on the best interests of the City and who support the City staff. The men and women who serve Fort Wright in the Administrative Offices, Fire Department, Police Department, and Public Works are dedicated people who do a great job on a daily basis. I thank each of them for welcoming me to Fort Wright and for making my job easy. Additionally, the support of businesses and residents has been amazing.

I will close by saying thank you to you, the citizens of Fort Wright. This is a great community comprised of great people, and it has been an honor to serve as the CAO of this fine city. I will be with the City until mid-June while the search for a replacement is conducted. I will ensure that the Mayor and Council have everything they need to find a world class leader and to ensure a seamless transition while continuing to provide the services that you deserve. If there is anything you need from me, please do not hesitate to call.

I look forward to continuing my service to you and all the residents of Kenton County at the Kenton County Detention Center.


Ed Butler 
City Administrative Officer