City of Frankfort

Capital of Kentucky

Staff Directory

  • William May

    William May


    Frankfort native William I. May Jr. took office as Frankfort Mayor on January 1, 2013. He served as Mayor of Kentucky’s capital city from 1996 to 2009, but due to a Constitutional three term limit, was unable to run for a fourth consecutive term....

  • Tommy Z. Haynes


    Tommy is serving his second term on the City Commission.  He is married to Marilyn Haynes and they have four children.  Tommy believes in faith, family, and the future.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation...

  • John Sower


    I am happy to continue a family and personal tradition of service to the Capital City. I previously served as Mayor (1980-1983) and City Commissioner (1978-1979).  My father, Frank W. Sower, served as Mayor (1968-1971).  My grandfather, John R....

  • Robert E. Roach

    Robert E. Roach


    Robert E. Roach is the son of Robert and Louise Roach.He is married with four children and is an elder at Holly Hill church of Christ.He is an educator, small business owner, and former teaching tennis pro.He can be reached at or...

  • Lynn Bowers


    Lynn Bowers is serving her sixth term as City Commissioner. During three of these terms she served as Mayor Pro Tem of Frankfort. She is a native of Frankfort and a graduate of Frankfort High School.  She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the...

  • Frankfort City Manager

    Tim Zisoff

    City Manager

    Tim Zisoff has been Frankfort’s City Manager since March, 2013.  He was born in Honolulu while his father was in the military, and he was raised in Indiana. Tim attended Purdue University’s Camulet campus for two years and then worked at a steel...

  • Rebecca Hall

    Rebecca Hall

    Grants Manager

    Rebecca Bottoms Hall has been the Grants Manager for the City of Frankfort since January 2006. She has had several years of experience with grant writing and grant administration. Rebecca is a Certified Grants Administrator under the Community...

  • Chermie Maxwell

    City Clerk

  • Steve Dawson

    Finance Director

    Steve Dawson has served as the City of Frankfort's Finance Director since January 2006. He has over thirty years of budgeting and cost experience. He is a Frankfort native where he resides with his wife Julie. Steve and Julie have two children.

  • Eddie Slone

    Fire Chief

  • Gray Muller

    Gary Muller

    Planning and Building Codes Director

    For Department information, please see Planning and Building Codes Department page.  

  • Jeff Abrams

    Chief of Police

  • William R. Scalf

    William R. Scalf

    Sewer Director

  • Kathy Fields

    Kathy Fields

    Human Resources Director


  • Jim Parrish

    Director Parks Recreation and Historic Sites

  • Bobby Ripy

    IT Manager

  • Deron Rambo

    Director of Emergency Management & E-911

  • Thomas Bradley

    Public Works Director / City Engineer