2017-2018 City Council


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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 Updated PictureMAYOR: Eric Haas

42 Stardust Lane

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.


COUNCILMEMBER: Roger L. Peterman

129 Riverside Parkway

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 Public Safety Committee. He is also a member of the Finance 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.


118 Strathmore Avenue

Lisa Kelly is a lifelong resident of Fort Thomas. She has two children, a daughter at Highlands Middle School and a son at Johnson Elementary. Lisa is the owner of Dirty Hairy’s, a dog spa and grooming facility in the historic Hiland Building at 18 North Fort Thomas Avenue.

Lisa serves as the chairman for the Recreation Committee and also serves on the Finance Committee, and the Law, Labor and License Committee.

This is her fourth term on City Council.


60 Altamont Ct.

Ken is a long time resident of Fort Thomas. In 1988 he opened his Custom Framing and Art Gallery business, which today is Bowman’s Framing. He pursued his long time interest in real estate and joined Huff Realty in 2005 where he is still an associate today.

Ken is committed to building community having served on Fort Thomas Renaissance 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, Recreation Committee and is Chair of the Public Works Committee.



45 W. Kimberly Drive

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 first term on council. He is the Chair of the Public Utilities and Buildings Committee and a member of both the Public Works and Recreation committees.


180 Burnet Ridge

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35 Sunset Ave.

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