City Commission

The City of Maysville’s legislative body is the Board of Commissioners, which consists of Mayor David Cartmell, and Commissioners Victor McKay, Judy Pfeffer, Kelly Ashley, and Jerry Schumacher.

The Board of Commissioners meets on the second Thursday, of each month at 5:15 p.m., at Maysville Municipal Building, 216 Bridge Street, Maysville, KY 41056.

Mayor David Cartmell

Began his first term as mayor in 2000.  He is a third generation mayor and past-past president of Kentucky League of Cities and the National Brownfields Association Kentucky Chapter. After graduating from Morehead State University, he worked in Washington DC and Boulder, Colorado before returning to Maysville. He has been involved locally in the tobacco warehouse, newspaper publishing, and ferriage businesses. He also worked on the periphery of the music business with the Talking Heads.

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Victor McKay

Is the fifth of nine sons born to Jane S. McKay and the late Patrick McKay, Jr. His brothers include Mike, Leo, Joe, Dennis, Danny, Gerald, Bernard, and the late Pat McKay, IV. He is married to the former Mary A. Gallenstein, and they have three children, Chad, Patrick Dylan, and Caroline.

Victor is emloyed as a workforce development speicalist with the Office of Employement and Training located in the Kentucky Career Center. He earned both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Morehead State University, and is a graduate of Maysville Community College and St. Patrick High School.

He was elected to Maysville City Commission first in 2002, again in 2004, and in 2012. He served as vice-mayor, and as vice-president of Maysville Public Building Corporation in his firs four year term. In his early professional career, he covered local government for the local newspaper and served as the executive director of the Maysvile-Mason County Tourism Commission from 1990-93.

Victor serves as Mayor Pro Tem and on the I.N. Foster Fund Committee.

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Kelly Ashley

Kelly has served on the Board of Commissioners since 2007. He is a graduate of St. Patrick School and Eastern Kentucky University. He is a real estate broker. He is married to retired special education teacher Sandy Ashley. Their son Flynn Ashley is a senior at Northern Kentucky University. Kelly serves on the Joint City/County Ambulance Board.


Judy Pfeffer

Is a proud native of Maysville and member of the City Commission. Her term started Jan. 1, 2007. Her leadership skills were honed while serving many non-profit organizations. She is past-president and honorary member of the Maysville Younger Women’s Club. She served on the Board of the United Way of Mason County, Ohio River Valley Art Guild and the Maysville Downtown Association. She currently serves the Veterans Memorial Park and BTADD Foundation, Inc.

Her career began in accounting at Emerson Electric Co. She later opened her own small business, Judy’s Fashion Footwear, in the downtown business district, which closed the same year as 2,500 other independent footwear and accessory businesses in the tri-state area. She is now administrator of Edward Jones Investments at 132 Market Street.

Judy serves on the Joint City/County Recreation Park Committee.

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Jerry Schumacher

Jerry Schumacher is a lifetime native of Maysville; tracing his family roots to Maysville back to 1853. Schumacher is married to Kathy J. Leadingham Schumacher. Jerry previously served for nine years on the Board of Commissioners in the 1980s and 1994 to 2000. He has also served on the local Chamber of Commerce Board for eight years and on the Maysville Zoning Board of Adjustments for four years.

Being a local banker for more than 38 years has given Schumacher a unique perspective of the fiscal, commercial, retail, residential and infrastructure components of our community.

Shumacher has been active in numerous local civic organizations over the years. He is currently active in the Knights of Columbus, DeKalb Odd Fellows Lodge and Moose Lodge as well as a member of St. Patrick’s Church.

His education background encompasses: Kentucky League of Cities’ Leadership Development 1988, Rotary International Group Study Exchange Japan 1989, Morehead State University BBA 1985, U of KY Maysville Community College Associate in Science 1979 and St. Patrick’s High School 1977.

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The City of Maysville has a city manager form of government pursuant to KRS 83A.150.