Jill Cain Bailey, C.A.O., City of Fort Wright
Ms. Bailey was appointed as the City Administrative Officer with the City of Fort Wright in May of 2018.
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 Mayor and members of the Fort Wright City Council, 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 Fort Wright Mayor Dave Hatter and works under his general guidance and direction.
Ms. Bailey is also a member of the International City Management Association (ICMA), Past President of the Kentucky City/County Management Association (KCCMA), Past President of the Northern Kentucky City/County Management Association (NKCCMA), former Chair of the Northern Kentucky Regional Ethics Authority; Past Board Member of the Covington–Kenton County Jaycees; Past President of the Erpenbeck Elementary PTA; former Junior Achievement Volunteer; and 2019 graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky.
Previously, Ms. Bailey served as the City Administrative Officer with the City of Taylor Mill for approximately 23 years overseeing the multifaceted suburban community with revenues and expenses exceeding 4 million dollars annually. She also was 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.
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 2011 Outstanding Women of the Year Award presented by Toyota, NKU, Thomas More College, and Gateway Community College; and a 2008 and 2015 recipient of the City Administrator of the Year Award presented by the Northern Kentucky City/County Management Association.
She resides in Boone County with her two children.