2019-2020 City Council
7:00 PM on the 2nd day after council meetings (Wednesday if council is on a Monday, or Thursday if council is on a Tuesday.)
10:00 AM on the 3rd day after council meeting (Thursday if council is on a Monday, or Friday if council is on a Tuesday.)
Noon on the Saturday following a council meeting.
Eric Haas began serving on City Council in 1997. He is retired from his family’s business, National Band & Tag Co., but continues on a consulting basis. He is the co-founder and co-owner of the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Pittsburgh, and Columbus. He and his wife, Jan, have 3 children; Lan, Ryan, and Erin, and 3 grandchildren. Eric is a graduate of Highlands High School, 1974, and Hanover College, 1978. He is a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Newport.
He currently serves on the Kentucky State Chamber Board of Directors, the Northern Kentucky Business PAC, the River Cities Government Coalition, the Campbell Leadership Action Group, US Bank NKY Board of Advisors, Hanover College Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Fort Thomas Lions Club. He is a former Newport City Commissioner and a former chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He also helps Jan and their daughter, Erin, with Trent Montessori.
Roger, his wife Mary, and three children have been residents of Fort Thomas for over 21 years. He has served on council since 1999 and is Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Public Safety Committee and Law, Labor, and License Committee. He is a graduate of UK, with a BA is Economics and received his JD in Law in 1979. He is currently a partner in the law firm of Peck, Shaffer, & Williams, LLP, having a practice dealing primarily with state and local government finance.
His other government experience includes serving as executive director of the Kentucky Development Finance Authority (1980-1983), as Chairman of the Northern Kentucky Port Authority (1986-present) and on various committees of the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.
In addition to his government experience, Roger has served on board of several community organizations, including Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, the Northern Ky. Chamber of Commerce, Northern Ky. Family Health Center, Inc. and South Bank Partners. Roger has also served on special committees for groups as diverse as Northern Ky, University and the Ky. High School Athletics Association.
Roger is a graduate of the Leadership Northern Kentucky and Leadership Kentucky Programs. He is a member of the Municipal Attorneys Association of Ky., the Ky. League of Cities and the Ky. Association of Counties.
COUNCILMEMBER: Ken Bowman
Ken is a long time resident of Fort Thomas. He was the founder of Bowman’s Framing in 1988 and operated that Fort Thomas business for thirty years. The business was sold in 2018 and is still in operation under new ownership. The sale made it possible for Ken to focus his efforts on real estate sales, which began in 2005 with Huff Realty where he is still an associate today.
Ken is committed to building community having served on the Fort Thomas Renaissance Board and on the Fort Thomas Business Association Board of Directors. Ken also served on the Fort Thomas Midway steering committee and the Campbell County PVA assessment appeals board. Other volunteer work includes mentoring, starting with North Key in 2000. He also belongs to a number of real estate and professional trade associations.
Ken currently serves on the Public Utilities and Buildings Committee, the Public Safety Committee and is Chair of the Public Works Committee.
Jeff and his wife Denise are raising their three girls Lily, Isabella and Harper. He is a life long resident of the city, is a graduate of Highlands High School and has a B.S. from Western Kentucky University. He works in the Medical Device Industry and has a passion for purchasing/rehabbing houses in Fort Thomas and surrounding cities.
This is Jeff’s third term on council. He is the Chair of the Recreation Committee and a member of both the Finance Committee and the Public Works Committee.
David was first elected to council in November 2016. He and his wife, Sarah, moved to Fort Thomas in 2013 and are so glad to have such a wonderful place to raise their children, Ada Kate and Cash. David is an intellectual property attorney for a consumer goods company where he focuses his work on research and innovation. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University, The University of Iowa, and The University of Kentucky. He is also a member of Cornerstone Christian Church and the Fort Thomas Lions Club.
He is Chair of the Law, Labor License Committee and a member of the Finance and Public Utilities committees.
Mark, and his wife Lindsey, are raising their two boys, Benny and Landon, in the city in which he was born and raised. He is an alumnus of Highlands High School, Class of 2001, and holds a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Spanish Language from the University of Kentucky, 2005. He owns two small businesses headquartered in Fort Thomas and is a member of Highland United Methodist Church.
He currently serves as a board member of the Fort Thomas Business Association, Highlands High School Alumni Association and is a Past President of the Fort Thomas Lions Club.
Mark is the Chairman of the Public Utilities and Buildings committee and member of the Law, Labor & License and Recreation committees. This is his first term on council.
Adam is a lifelong resident of Fort Thomas and a graduate of Highlands High School. He resides in the city with his wife, Hilary.
This is Adam’s first term on city council. Adam has volunteered his time on several committees including the Sesquicentennial Celebration, Merchants and Music Festival, and was the Co-chair for the Fort Thomas Renaissance Board where he helped create the annual Veteran’s Day memorial event.
Adam is a member of the Fort Thomas Business Association and the Independence Business Association; and is the business owner of two retail businesses in Northern Kentucky.
Adam is Chair of the Public Safety Committee as well as a member of the Public Works and Recreation committees.