Steven Connelly has served as Berea’s Mayor since January 2003.  He was a member of the Berea City Council from January 1997 through December 2002. Since the Mayor’s position is part-time, Mayor Connelly also has a private law practice.

The City of Berea operates under a Mayor-City Council form of Government. Under this form of government the people of Berea elect a Mayor and eight (8) council members, who together, make up the Berea City Council, which possesses the legislative and executive powers of the city. Administrative powers are vested in the City Administrator who is appointed by a majority vote of the City Council for an indefinite term.

The Mayor presides over all meetings, calls special meetings, and executes all bonds, notes, contracts, and written obligations authorized by the board. Berea’s City Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the city and exercises the executive powers and functions delegated by ordinance and statute.

The Mayor and eight council members are elected by the citizens to act as their representatives in all legislative matters. Their primary duties are to enact ordinances and make polices that are for the ultimate good of the community as a whole. The mayor is elected for a four-year term and the Council members are elected for two-year terms.

Mayor Connelly can be reached by calling the Mayor’s Office @859-986-8528 or email;

As of July 26, 2016, the Mayor’s office is located at the Berea Municipal Utilities Building at 200 Harrison Road.


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