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Posted on: July 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Eric Cockley Named Frankfort Planning and Community Development Director

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July 23, 2018 – The Frankfort City Commission voted unanimously at their July 23 Voting Meeting to approve the selection of Eric Cockley as the Planning and Community Development’s newest Director.  Cockley was selected for the position after an extensive nationwide search by the City.  “We’re excited to welcome Eric as part of our team,” said Frankfort City Manager Cindy Steinhauser, “His knowledge of urban planning and familiarity with the community will make him an invaluable asset to the department and the City.”

Cockley, who received his Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s Degree from the University of Louisville, comes to the City with a vast amount of public service experience. He has held various positions for eleven years with Franklin County Planning and Zoning.  He has served as Franklin County’s Planning Supervisor since 2009. While serving in his role as Planning Supervisor Cockley has acted as staff liaison for the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustments as well as being responsible for review of all County Development Plans, Subdivision Plat, and other planning review duties.

Cockley’s community leadership also set him apart during the Planning and Community Development Director selection process.  In the past few years Cockley has played leadership roles in several community initiatives including a multiple County Regional Trail Master Plan as part of a National Park Service Grant, an on-going Small Urban Area Transportation Study update and the Walk-Bike Frankfort Master Plan. He has also served for a number of years on the Downtown Frankfort Inc. Board of Directors.

In his role as Planning and Community Development Director for the City of Frankfort Cockley will have the responsibility to plan, organize, conduct, and supervise a comprehensive land use, planning and development program for the community including: zoning enforcement and administration, planning, building inspections, subdivisions, open space, grants, economic development and affordable housing. 

Cockley said although he has enjoyed his tenure with Franklin County Planning and Zoning he is looking forward to new challenges with the City.  “This is an exciting and pivotal time in our community and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute in making Frankfort a great place to live, work and invest.”

For additional information please contact Rebecca Hall at 502-352-2076 or

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