The Team

Our team is a collaborative effort between the city, county, consultants,
committees, and residents.

City of Frankfort

Eric Cockley  | 
Director of Planning &
Community Development

Jordan Miller  | 
Senior Community Planner

Franklin County

Robert Hewitt  | 
Director of Planning & Zoning

Ben Judah  | 
Planning Supervisor

McBride Dale Clarion (Prime Consultant)

Elizabeth Fields  | 
Public Planning Manager

Len Kendall  |  
Planner

Swapna Babu  |  
Planner

Human Nature & Strand Associates (Subconsultants)

Sara DiLandro, AICP  |  
Environmental & Community Planner
at Human Nature

Mike Woolum, P.E., P.L.S.  | 
Vice President at Strand Associates

Frankfort and Franklin County Residents

Residents will have the opportunity to engage and work with the city, county, and consultants every phase of the planning process. In the end, the plan is for the people of Frankfort and Franklin County, and the resident’s contributions to the plan are heavily valued and dependent upon their voice and ideas.

The Executive Steering Committee…

is made up of representatives of the Planning Commission, the Franklin County Fiscal Court, The City Board of Commissioners and the respective City and County Planning Staffs. This group will be working hand in hand with the Comp Plan Consultant Team to facilitate the overall process of the Comprehensive Plan rewrite to ensure that effective community engagement opportunities are included as part of the process and to ensure that the process moves along as efficiently as possible. This group will be a sounding board for the process to ensure that the recommendations and vision created for the plan by the Advisory Committee and the greater public input are in line with community expectations.

Russell Wright
Planning Commission Chair

William May – Planning Commission Vice-Chair (Governors Appointment)

Patti Cross – Planning Commission
(City Appointment)

Charles Stewart – Planning Commission
(County Appointment)

JW Blackburn – Magistrate
(Fiscal Court Representative)

Layne Wilkerson – Mayor
(Board of Commissioners Representative)

The Advisory
Committee is…

a wider group of stakeholders in the community from a variety of backgrounds, specialties, interests, and locations within the city and county. This group will be tasked with the hands-on review of the plan content, while providing input and ideas throughout the planning process. It is intended that the members of the advisory committee will also assist the process by informing their own individual networks about engagement opportunities and events.

Terri Bradshaw – KCDC

Kaylah Smith or John Senter – Downtown Frankfort Inc.

Robin AntnucciFrankfort
Tourism Commission

Tish Shade – Chamber of Commerce

Ford Childs – Walk/Bike Frankfort

Melanie VanHouten – FrankArts

Chris Schimmoeller – Envision
Franklin County

Adam Leonberger – UK Extension Office

Joe Sanderson or Coe Norton
National Guard

Paul Thompson – Frankfort Independent Schools

Mark Kopp – Franklin County Schools

Brittany Sams – Architectural
Review Board

Sam Ruth – Finance Cabinet

Sonia Sanders – Kentucky
State University

John H. Carlton – At-Large Member

Sarah Snipes – At-Large Member

Bob Pelosi – At-Large Member

Bryan Hix – At-Large Member

Kristie Powe – At-Large Member

Jim Jackson – At-Large Member

Boday Borres– At-Large Member

John Meyer– At-Large Member

Eric Northcutt– At-Large Member

City of Frankfort

Eric Cockley  |  Director of
Planning & Community Development

Jordan Miller  | 
Senior Community Planner

Franklin County

Robert Hewitt  |  Director of Planning & Zoning

Ben Judah  |  Planning Supervisor

McBride Dale Clarion 

(Prime Consultant)

Elizabeth Fields, AICP  | 
Public Planning Manager

Len Kendall, AICP  |  Planner

Swapna Babu  |  Planner

Human Nature &
Strand Associates 

(Subconsultants)

Sara DiLandro, AICP  | 
Environmental & Community Planner
at Human Nature

Mike Woolum, P.E., P.L.S.  | 
Vice President at Strand Associates

Frankfort and Franklin County Residents

Residents will have the opportunity to engage and work with the city, county, and consultants every phase of the planning process. In the end, the plan is for the people of Frankfort and Franklin County, and the resident’s contributions to the plan will be heavily valued and dependent upon their voice and ideas.

The Executive Steering Committee…

is made up of representatives of the Planning Commission, the Franklin County Fiscal Court, The City Board of Commissioners and the respective City and County Planning Staffs. This group will be working hand in hand with the Comp Plan Consultant Team to facilitate the overall process of the Comprehensive Plan rewrite to ensure that effective community engagement opportunities are included as part of the process and to ensure that the process moves along as efficiently as possible. This group will be a sounding board for the process to ensure that the recommendations and vision created for the plan by the Advisory Committee and the greater public input are in line with community expectations.

Russell Wright – Planning Commission Chair

William May – Planning Commission Vice-Chair
(Governors Appointment)

Patti Cross – Planning Commission
(City Appointment)

Charles Stewart – Planning Commission
(County Appointment)

JW Blackburn – Magistrate
(Fiscal Court Representative)

Layne Wilkerson – Mayor
(Board of Commissioners Representative)

The Advisory Committee is…

a wider group of stakeholders in the community from a variety of backgrounds, specialties, interests, and locations within the city and county. This group will be tasked with the hands-on review of the plan content, while providing input and ideas throughout the planning process. It is intended that the members of the advisory committee will also assist the process by informing their own individual networks about engagement opportunities and events.

 

 

Terri Bradshaw – KCDC

Kaylah Smith or John Senter – Downtown Frankfort Inc.

Robin Antnucci – Frankfort Tourism Commission

Tish Shade – Chamber of Commerce

Ford Childs – Walk/Bike Frankfort

Melanie VanHouten – FrankArts

Chris Schimmoeller – Envision Franklin County

Adam Leonberger – UK Extension Office

Joe Sanderson or Coe Norton – National Guard

Paul Thompson – Frankfort Independent Schools

Mark Kopp – Franklin County Schools

Brittany Sams – Architectural Review Board

Sam Ruth – Finance Cabinet

Sonia Sanders – Kentucky State University

John H. Carlton – At-Large Member

Sarah Snipes – At-Large Member

Bob Pelosi – At-Large Member

Bryan Hix – At-Large Member

Kristie Powe – At-Large Member

Jim Jackson – At-Large Member

Boday Borres– At-Large Member

John Meyer– At-Large Member

Eric Northcutt– At-Large Member

City of Frankfort
315 W 2nd Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-8500
ecockley@frankfort.ky.gov
https://frankfort.ky.gov/

Franklin County
321 W Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-8751
robert.hewitt@franklincounty.ky.gov
https://franklincounty.ky.gov/

City of Frankfort
315 W 2nd Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-8500
ecockley@frankfort.ky.gov
https://frankfort.ky.gov/

Franklin County
321 W Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-8751
robert.hewitt@franklincounty.ky.gov
https://franklincounty.ky.gov/

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