239 West Main St; Richmond, KY 40475 | (859) 623-1000

Robert R. Blythe

The powers and duties of the Mayor.  The mayor is a full-functioning member of the legislative body with only the following limited responsibilities and authorities as mayor:

a. Preside at meetings of the legislative body. KRS 83A. 150(3)

b. Call special meetings of the legislative body. KRS 83A. 150(4)

c. Sign all bonds, notes, contracts and written obligations of the city. KRS 83A. 150(9)

d. Many state statutes assign the mayor, in all types of government, the authority and responsbility to appoint individuals to a number of boards and commissions.  Each board or commission has different appointment requirements. Specific statutes applying to each board or commisison should be consulted to determine the appropriate procedure.

e. The mayor also acts as the ceremonial head of the city government and is recognized as the head of the city government by the Governor for purposes of military law.  KRS 83A. 150(3)

To contact the Mayor
City Hall office  859.623.1000
Cellphone 859.661.0289

Richmond City Hall
239 W. Main Street
Richmond, KY  40475

Rob Minerich
City Manager

The duties of Richmond’s City Manager are established by ordinance pursuant to KRS 83A.080.  The City Manger is an appointed official with an indefinite term to the city where the duties of the position are set out in KRS 83A.150(7).  The City Manager is the Chief administrator officer and reports directly to the Board of Commissioners.  Responsibilities of the position are carrying out the daily operations of the city, supervise 19 department heads, and an average of 250 employees.  The City Manager and Finance Director prepare, submit and administer the annual budget per KRS 83A.150 (7) (c).

Rob Minerich
Richmond City Hall
239 W. Main Street
Richmond, KY  40475

Lisa Cassity
City Clerk

The duties of Richmond’s City Clerk are established by ordinance pursuant to KRS 83A.085. The Clerk is in charge of maintenance and safekeeping of permanent city records. As “official custodian” or “custodian” pursuant to KRS 61.879-61.884 (Open Records Act) the Clerk is responsible for accepting Open Records Requests and providing requested information as permitted by law. The City Clerk has possession of the seal of the city and attests the Mayor’s signature. Richmond’s City Clerk attends the City Commission meetings and records the minutes. The Clerk is also responsible for the City complying with legal advertising and notification requirements per KRS Chapter 424. And the City Clerk is responsible for the codification of City ordinances.

Other duties of Richmond’s City Clerk include assisting the Mayor with appointments, telephone calls and clerical work as needed. Also the City Clerk is the bridge between executive and legislative, between both of these and component government units, and between all of these and the public they are pledged to serve.

Lisa Cassity
859.623.1000 x1103


Mike Brewer

Commissioner/Mayor Pro Tem

Commissioner Krystin Arnold

Krystin Arnold




Ed McDaniel


Commissioner Jim Newby

Jim Newby