MEET THE MAYOR
BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
Calvert City is an active community located along the Tennessee River in western Kentucky. We have high-demand careers and take pride in our parks and affordable living. But that’s not what makes Calvert City special. If you’ve noticed one thing, we are BIG on community.
Don’t take our word for it. Experience it yourself. Calvert City is for those seeking a great life with great opportunity.
Bordered by Interstate 69 and Interstate 24, Calvert City is just a days drive to 70% of major cities in the United States.
Calvert City Elementary is within walking distance to most of the homes in Calvert City. CCE promotes life-long learners and implements a curriculum that incorporates innovative use of technology in the classroom.
We’re forward thinkers here in Calvert City and strive for growth and sustainability. These plans guide decision-making to ensure steady and organized progress towards achieving the city’s desired future.
Meet Mayor GENE COLBURN
Gene thinks the surrounding area is a great place to raise a family. A life-long resident of Calvert City, he served 12 years on Calvert City Council before being appointed Mayor of Calvert City in 2021.
“I think our area offers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities while being an easy drive to several urban cities like Nashville and St Louis,” said Colburn.
Gene grew up in Calvert City. He moved away for a short time, but after graduating from college as an engineer, an opportunity arose in Calvert City with then ISP. He is currently the director of operations for Estron Chemical in Calvert City.
Gene and his wife, Suzy, have a son and a daughter, Jordan, and Sydney. They enjoy boating, traveling, and walking their ‘Derby-Dog’ in Calvert City Parks. “I believe we are heading for some exciting changes here at Calvert City and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Meet The CiTY COUNCIL
The six-member Calvert City Council holds their regular meetings on the second Monday of every month in the City Council Chambers beginning at 5:30 PM in City Hall. (Council Meetings are broadcast live on Calvert City’s YouTube page.)
When Tanara was a child, she spent many days playing in the streets in this safe and wonderful city, same as our children do today. She remembers riding bikes with her cousins to “Piggly Wiggly” to get a coke, trips she continues to take with her own daughter today.
Her family ties to Calvert City run deep. She and her husband and two children have lived in Calvert City for 12 years. Tanara’s husband, Wes, proudly serves on the Calvert City Police Department for the last six years. Tanara has worked at Calvert City Elementary since 2013 and enjoys meeting the children and parents in this community. They’ve planted deep roots in Calvert City and plan to make it their forever home.
Ralph has lived in Calvert City for 47 years and recently retired from the city after 12 years as City Clerk/Treasurer. A 1971 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in accounting, he has worked as a CPA since 1973.
Neeta is a Calvert City native with family roots traced to the late 1800’s. She loves Calvert City and all the amenities it has to offer, but one thing stands out the most – the shared sense of community.
Neeta is currently serving her third term as a council person. In her spare time, Neeta enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and crafting. She is a member of Calvert City United Methodist Church. She and her husband Mike have two sons, Chris Bynum (deceased) and Corey Bynum. Her family also includes their daughter-in-law Allison, and grandchildren, Taylor, Zac, and Hadley. She is employed by FLW Outdoors as a Tournament Administrator and substitute teaches for the Marshall County School District.
Chris is originally from Grand Rivers, Kentucky. When he was 16, he and his family moved to Marshall County. He is married to Deshae Strader Harrington. She is a lifetime resident of Calvert City.
His step-daughter, Jayce, is a sophomore at Marshall County High School and cheerleader on the cheer team. He is a member of Pathway Baptist Church. With a short commute, Chris has worked as a lab technician at Ashland Chemicals for seventeen years. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family. He loves living in Calvert City because it invests the taxpayer’s money back in to the community. This is Chris’ first year on the council. He strives to be a good servant to the citizens of Calvert City.
Born and raised on Elm Street in Calvert City, Jeremy remembers walking to school at Calvert City Elementary and spending his summers playing in the parks.
He loves Calvert City for its remarkable offering of both high-wage, high-demand careers, unique recreation activities, and the civic pride the community shares. Jeremy graduated with a master’s degree from Murray State University in health, environment, and safety and works as an engineer at Arkema in Calvert City. He has been on the council for five years. His wife, Sarah, is the owner and manager of Color Bar Salon in Calvert City. Together they have two children, Jagger Dale and Georgia Rose. In Jeremy’s free time he enjoys woodworking, going to the gym with friends, and watching football.
Kevin believes Calvert City offers many opportunities to the community to make it a fun and family-friendly place to live. He works at Ashland Chemical in Calvert City and is a life-long resident of the city.
Twenty-four years ago, Kevin married his wife Evelyn and decided to raise their three kids, Sarah, Katie, and Ryan, here. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, and riding his golf cart through town enjoying the great things Calvert City has to offer. He loves being involved in the community and has been a council person for thirteen years.
Meet the Board & Commissions
Zoning & Adjustments Board
Board of Adjustments is a quasi-judicial board that hears requests by citizens and businesses for Conditional Use Permits and Variances. These are official hearings and open to the public. The Board of Adjustments meet every fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM at City Hall. For information on acquiring permits from the City, call and make an appointment today with our City Administrator at 270.395.7138. All board meetings are now held via Zoom and can be viewed on the Calvert City YouTube Channel.
Daron Sills, Willie Kerns, Andy Lyles, Gary Traylor, Jim Gregory
The Cemetery Board oversees the operations of the City’s Cemetery. Board members work with the City Administrator, City Council, City Attorney and the Cemetery Sexton to ensure the cemetery’s efficient operation. The Cemetery Board meets the fourth Monday of each month at 4:30 PM in City Hall. All board meetings are now held via Zoom and can be viewed on the Calvert City YouTube Channel.
For information on cemetery plots, please call (270) 395-7138.
Janna Jordan, Gayla Gregory, Mike Harrell, Jeff Harrell, Dale Smith
Fire Training Center Board
The Calvert City Fire Training Center is operated through the City of Calvert City. The Fire Training Center is well known by both public sector fire departments and private sector industrial fire/rescue brigades as Rendleman Field. It has routinely been utilized through the years by many joint training events such as Jackson Purchase Fire School and Calvert Industrial Mutual Aid Program. This board oversees the operations and maintenance.
Kurt Schmidt, Fred Ross, Dustin Dunn, Tim Davis
The Park Board oversees the operations of the City’s park facilities. This includes the Civic Center, Memorial Park Amphitheatre and Park Pavilions and sport leagues. The Park Board meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 PM in City Hall. All board meetings are now held via Zoom and can be viewed on the Calvert City YouTube Channel.
David Wells, David Whirley, Jeff Allen, Denae Shelton, Cami Warning,
Planning Commission oversees the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the zoning within the City. With assistance from the City Attorney and City Administrator, zoning regulations are established. Emphasis is placed on growth and development of the City in an orderly fashion and changing trends in the needs of the populace. The Planning Commission meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 PM in City Hall. All board meetings are now held via Zoom and can be viewed on the Calvert City YouTube Channel.
Mark Donohoo, Daron Sills, Gary Traylor, Brad Warning, Ben Capps, Kathy Poague, Joel Barrett
Public Board of Utilities
Public Board of Utilities oversees the operations and functions of the City’s Water and Sewer Department. The Board works with the Utility Manager and the City Attorney to insure the most efficient and effective operations. The Utility Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. All board meetings are now held via Zoom and can be viewed on the Calvert City YouTube Channel.
Board Members: Dan Sills, Chairperson, Bill Kunnecke, Steve Freeman, Barry Travis, Michael Ford
The Airport Board oversees the operations and functions of Kentucky Dam Airport. The Board works with the City Administrator and Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to insure the most efficient and effective operations. The Airport Board meets the third Tuesday of each quarter at 4:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. All board meetings are now held via Zoom and can be viewed on the Calvert City YouTube Channel.
Board Members: Bruce Lyles, Dennis Mason, Donnie Travis, James Hawkins, Jon King, Scot Ratzlaff, Jason Sandefur
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