Meet the Staff
Ms. Bailey has been with the City of Taylor Mill since 1995, serving in her present capacity as City Administrative Officer since 1997.
As City Administrator, Ms. Bailey serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City, and is primarily responsible for carrying out the policies established by the Taylor Mill City Commission, overseeing day-to-day activities of the City, and supervising City Department Heads. Ms. Bailey also serves as the Personnel Director, Alcohol & Beverage Control Officer and Public Relations Officer of the City. Additional responsibilities include: economic development, financial management, policy formulation, and special project/construction oversight. She is appointed by the Taylor Mill City Commission and works under their general guidance and direction.
Ms. Bailey is also a member of the International City Management Association (ICMA), President of the Kentucky City/County Management Association (KCCMA), is past President of the Northern Kentucky City/County Management Association (NKCCMA), serves on the Erpenbeck Elementary PTA as Vice President of Ways & Means and is involved in Junior Achievement.
Previously, Ms. Bailey has been employed as a staff assistant to former U.S. Senator Wendall Ford and as a Customer Service Supervisor for Huntington National Bank of Northern Kentucky. She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a minor in Speech Communications. Additionally, Ms. Bailey is a recipient of the 2002 City Administrator of the Year Award (Early Careerist Category) by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, the 2008 City Administrator of the Year Award presented by the Northern Kentucky City/County Management Association, and the 2011 Outstanding Women of the Year Award presented by Toyota, NKU, Thomas More College, and Gateway Community College. She resides in Boone County with her husband and two children.
Taylor Mill Fire Chief Dennis Halpin has been a resident of Taylor Mill for the last 30 years. He joined the Department as a volunteer in 1979, achieved Volunteer Chief status in 1983 and was hired into his current position in July 1990. His goals for Taylor Mill are to replace the Life Squad, increase staff members so that they can work in shifts, improving the Fire Station, and assist in making the City grow in commercial growth.
Taylor Mill Police Chief Steve Knauf, an FBI National Academy alumni, is a 23 year veteran of the Kenton County Criminal Justice system. He has served 17 years with the Taylor Mill Police Department, culminating in his appointment as Police Chief in 1994. Receiving the Public Service Recognition Award from the City of Cincinnati in 1999, and being instrumental in attaining state accreditation for the Taylor Mill Police Department in 2002, he also found time to oversee a complete renovation of Police Headquarters.
Maintenance Department Head is Marc Roden, who is always happy to serve the City of Taylor Mill. He has served in that capacity since 2004. His experience includes 23 years of working for the Kenton County Road and Parks Department, in which he was a road foreman and heavy equipment operator. Marc is a long time Cincinnati Bengals fan. He would like to see all roads paved and sidewalks put in for the City of Taylor Mill.
Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer for Taylor Mill is Mike Robke. Being a 29 year resident of Taylor Mill, he has worked for the City in different capacities since 1988. His duties have included working for the Maintenance Department, managing the Utility Department, and being the City's Treasurer. He has been the Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer since 2005. In his spare time, Mike is an assistant basketball coach for Holy Cross High School, and enjoys spending time with his family, going boating, and playing sports.