Brian Haney
City Administrative Officer
(859) 581-3234 Administration
(859) 581-0015 Fax

CAO Haney has lived in Taylor Mill for 18 years. He has over 28 years of experience in state and local government and has spent the last 24 years as the Director of Administration for the office of the Kenton County Attorney.  CAO Haney also spent time as the City Administrator of Ludlow Kentucky; his first job when he moved to Northern Kentucky after graduate school.  Brian received his BA in Political Science and his Master of Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. 

“As a resident of Taylor Mill I have a vested interest in everything that the city does, from fixing potholes to making sure the city is protected by adequate fire and police services.  Working under the direction of the Mayor and City Commission, it is my goal to bring the highest level of service and professionalism to this position and to work for the betterment of the entire city and its wonderful citizens.”



Chief Steve Knauf
Chief of Police/Assistant City Administrator
(859) 356-1391 Non-Emergency
(859) 581-1192 Administration
(859) 581-0220 Fax

Steven A. Knauf is a thirty-one year veteran of the Kenton County Criminal Justice field, holding a diverse range of positions in the Justice system.  He has served twenty-six years with the Division of Police in Taylor Mill, and is one of the longest serving Police Chiefs in Kentucky, where he was appointed to his current position in 1993.

A graduate of Northern Kentucky University, he holds an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies. In 1998 he was chosen by the FBI to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, graduating with the 195th Session, and earned a certificate in Criminal Justice and certified as a Law Enforcement Physical Fitness Instructor and Domestic Violence Instructor.  Moreover, he attended graduate school at the University of Cincinnati, where he was awarded the degree of Master of Science in Criminal Justice in 2005.

His Criminal Justice career experience ranges from service with the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office, the Kenton County Detention Center, as well as with the Covington and Taylor Mill Police Departments.  He has extensive experience in investigative and supervisory assignments in criminal investigation (death, drug enforcement, special investigations, sex crimes, robbery, burglary, and crimes against children), police administration, critical incident management and sexual harassment.  He has received numerous commendations and letters of recognition over the years for his work and service in the field of Criminal Justice.

During his tenure as Police Chief the department has been three times accredited by the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, The Neighborhood Emergency Assistance Team was created and received the award for “The Best Crime Prevention Program in Kentucky” 2005, and the agency’s “Because We Care Program” was bestowed the President’s Award of Excellence by the Kentucky League of Cities. In July 2006 he authored an article about the department’s NEAT program that was published internationally in “The Police Chief” magazine.  Moreover he coordinated and oversaw a complete renovation of police headquarters, in order to come into compliance with State accreditation standards and lead the department’s effort toward achieving international accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), where the department received its initial award on November 20, 2010. 

Chief Knauf is the past President of the Kenton County Police Chief’s Association also previously served as the President of both the Northern Kentucky Police Chief’s Association and the Kenton County Animal Authority Board. Chief Knauf received the Public Service Recognition Award from the City of Cincinnati, in the category of Northern Kentucky Public Sector Employee Award.  Moreover, the Northern Kentucky Area Development District recognized him as a past Outstanding Police Chief for Northern Kentucky.  For the year 2008, Chief Knauf was one of nine nominees in the state to be considered for the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Kentucky Law Enforcement. Chief Knauf is currently a sitting member of the Kenton County Emergency Communications Board.


Chief John Stager
Fire Chief
(859) 581-6565

John Stager has served as the Taylor Mill Fire Department’s Fire Chief since 2014. He provides leadership to 8 career, 12 part time, and 20 volunteer personnel.

Chief Stager currently supervises the Fire Prevention, emergency medical, fleet maintenance, fire operation, and public education services of the department.

Prior to becoming Chief, John was employed as a Full Time Firefighter for Taylor Mill in 2010 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in charge of training in 2012. John came to Taylor Mill from Ohio where he worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for West Chester Township, Madeira/Indian Hill Joint Fire District, Union Township and Volunteered with the Greenhills Fire Department. Chief Stager has also been a Police Officer for the City of Covington, Kentucky as well as a Police officer for the City of Cincinnati.

Chief Stager has attended the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State Technical College. He studied under the Associate of Applied Science Degree for Criminal Justice and the Paramedic Science Major Program. He was an Active member of the Army Reserve “Green to Gold” program through the University Cincinnati for four years and also a Corpsman in the Navy Reserve for two years.

Chief Stager holds certificates in: Fire Fighter I & 2, Leadership, Fire Safety Inspector, and Fire Instructor 1, IFSAC 1&2 and IFSAC 1403: Live Burn Instructor and a Nationally Registered Paramedic holding certificates for the State of Kentucky and Ohio.

Chief Stager is a member of the State of Kentucky Fire Inspector’s Association, Northern Kentucky Chief’s Association, Northern Kentucky Firefighter’s Association, Northern Kentucky Emergency Service School, National Fire Protection Association, and International Association of Fire Chiefs.

He is married to Jennifer and has three children: Cole, Connor, and Clare. When not working Chief Stager enjoys participating in 5 and 10k’s with his wife Jennifer and coaching his kid’s sports teams. 


Marc Roden
Maintenance Director
(859) 581-3234

As the Director of the Maintenance Department at the City of Taylor Mill, Marc Roden supervises and performs a variety of maintenance duties for safety, cleanliness, and the maintenance of the city’s operation.  Roden supervises his maintenance workers on maintenance, repair, and construction of public work projects. These would include building roads and bridges, repairing slippage, and snow removal.

There is never a dull moment in Marc Roden’s 15-year tenure with the City of Taylor Mill.  Prior to his employment with the City of Taylor Mill, Marc worked for the Kenton County Public Works Department for 23 years.   Combined, Marc has over 38 years of experience supervising, running heavy equipment, maintaining the streets and parks for the safety of the community.  With his years of experience, Roden is able to instruct the crew on repair methods to be used, assist in planning work and make work assignments, ensures that machines and equipment are available and in proper operating condition.

He is married to Joni and has two children.   Roden is an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan who doesn’t miss a game.




  Sandy Meyer
  Administrative Assistant 
  (859) 581-1192 Administration 
  (859) 581-0220 Fax