As Mayor of Independence Chris Reinersman will continue to focus on...
"While it can be challenging to achieve all of these at the same time, I believe it can be done through proper planning, prudent investment and aggressively pursuing our goals, instead of waiting to see what comes. Not only do I believe this, I've been working toward it for several years." — Chris Reinersman

First Term Accomplishments

  • Held property tax rates the same for the last three years
  • Closed FY 2017-2018 nearly $600,000 under budget
  • Largest investment in streets in Independence history
  • Improved government transparency & community engagement
  • Increased recreation events while offsetting costs with sponsorships and concession sales
  • Independence consistently rated among Kentucky's safest cities
  • Put a police officer in every Independence school
  • Awarded nearly $850,000 in grant money toward infrastructure projects (downtown sidewalks, Cody bridge/road upgrades, basketball courts)
  • Made Independence a strong voice in NKY and Frankfort
  • Improved local veteran's services by opening a KDVA office in the City Building (became the busiest in the state)

For more details on these and other accomplishments go to his Smart Growth, New Business, Small Town Appeal sections