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 Robert Boone.

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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Robert Boone

Robert Boone was elected to the Maysville City Commission in November 2014. Robert has served in workforce development capacities in the health care, governmental, and post-secondary education sectors. Most recently, Robert serves the 19-county service region of Maysville Community and Technical College to coordinate programming geared toward strengthening our region’s workforce.

Robert is actively involved in community affairs and has served on the boards of the Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce, the Maysville Rotary Club, the Maysville-Mason County Arts Commission, and Mason County Historical Society, the Elizabeth Wallingford Trust, and Leadership Horizons.

Robert is a graduate of Mason County High School and holds a bachelor of science (BS) degree in psychology, focusing on Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Georgia and a master of public administration (MPA), focusing on community development and non-profit management from Morehead State University. Robert has also completed doctoral-level coursework in education policy and evaluation from the University of Kentucky.

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