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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.

Loren Wolff

Loren Wolff
Interim City Manager
20 W. Pike Street,
Covington,KY 41011

Loren Wolff is currently serving as the Interim City Manager for the City of Covington. Loren is a partner in The Wolff Law Firm and serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for The Center for Great Neighborhoods, a Covington growth catalyst organization.

Prior to receiving her law degree, Loren graduated from Indiana University. She then worked in the Indiana State Legislature, the Indianapolis Mayor’s office, and the Gordon Law Firm in New York.

In 2007, Loren earned her law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She was actively involved with the local community and in giving back to the school. She served as president of the Public Interest Law Council and established a Loan Repayment Assistance Program for students pursuing careers in public interest. Additionally, Loren worked at the John Marshall Fair Housing Clinic, the Community Economic Development Law Project, and as a teaching assistant for a torts class and a legal writing class.

Loren resides in Covington with her husband, Ben, and their three children.

Frank Warnock

Frank Warnock
Assistant City Manager, City Solicitor
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.