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City Manager's Office

The City Manager is the chief administrative official of the City, and is appointed by the Mayor and Commission.

The City Manager position is similar to the Chief CEO position of a corporation. The City Manager is responsible for managing all essential City services including fire and police, public improvements, recreation, budgeting and finance, strategic planning and development, and all operational departments of the city.

The City Manager delegates responsibility and coordinates the many tasks performed daily by City employees. The Mayor and Commission determine policies and set direction for the City through legislative measures, and the execution of policy is the principal responsibility of the City Manager.

Larry Klein

Larry Klein
City Manager
859-292-2133
20 West Pike Street
Covington, KY 41011

Larry Klein is the City Manager for the City of Covington, Kentucky, serving since July of 2009. Prior to that he was the Assistant City Manager since May of 2008.

Larry previously worked as City Administrator for the City of Fort Wright, Kentucky from 1998-2008. He spent a decade with the Kenton County Fiscal Court from 1988-1998 where he worked in the County Treasurer’s Office administering the County and Cities’ occupational license fees and business licenses. Larry has also served as Zoning Administrator for the cities of Elsmere and Lakeside Park in Kenton County.

Larry is a founding member and past President of the Kentucky Occupational License Association, a professional association of 250 city and county tax administrators from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and remains active in that organization. He is a former Member of Erlanger City Council and the Erlanger Board of Adjustments.

Larry has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and minor in Business Administration from NKU as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from NKU, and is a graduate of Saint Henry High School in Elsmere, Kentucky.

He taught courses in American Government, Comparative Government, International Relations, and State and Local Government, and Public Administration at Thomas More College for thirteen years.

He and his wife Kathleen, a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, have eight children and eight grandchildren.

Frank Warnock

Frank Warnock
Assistant City Manager, City Solicitor
859-292-2311
20 West Pike Street
Covington, KY 41011

Frank Warnock serves as Assistant City Manager for Administration and City Solicitor for the City of Covington, Kentucky. He currently manages the Human Resources and City Clerk Divisions in addition to running all legal consultation for the City regarding claims against the City, ordinances, personnel issues, zoning and various other legal issues. Frank manages all claims for the city and has assisted in the negotiation of numerous collective bargaining agreements during his tenure in Covington. He has participated in litigation, administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations involving labor and personnel disputes including minimum manning, wrongful discharge, civil service, and staffing issues. The Legal Department, under Frank’s supervision, provides representation for various boards in the City including the Board of Adjustment, Urban Design Review Board, Code Enforcement and Human Rights Commission.

Frank served as City Attorney for Bellevue, Kentucky for ten years and City Attorney for Melbourne, Kentucky, for six years. He also served as Attorney for the Bellevue-Dayton Fire Department Board of Directors. He also maintained a civil litigation private practice in downtown Cincinnati prior to being named City Solicitor for Covington.

Frank is chairperson for the Northern Kentucky Bar Association Local Government Committee. He is a graduate of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, and is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Ohio.