The Honorable Daniel L. Bell was elected the sixth Mayor of Taylor Mill in 2010 and re-elected to serve his third term in November 2018. Mayor Bell has been a public servant for 14 years and served on the Taylor Mill City Commission for six years before his election as mayor.
Mayor Bell's top priorities for the city are to ensure proper stewardship of city finances, maintain accountability and transparency in city government, protect the health and safety of residents, and to continue working to attract quality economic growth to fund vital city projects and keep property taxes in check.
In 2019, the city will begin its 15th consecutive year debt free with a balanced budget. The city’s focus on public health and safety earned Taylor Mill the ranking as one of the safest small towns in the Commonwealth. Taylor Mill has fully staffed police and fire departments as well as dedicated volunteers. The Taylor Mill Fire Department Life Squad provides Advanced Life Support, and the Taylor Mill Police Department is CALEA accredited. In 2018, the Taylor Mill Police Department assigned a dedicated School Resource Officer to Scott High School and Woodland Middle School.
Smart city planning, modernized zoning guidelines and the implementation of the community-wide strategic plan in 2010 continue to facilitate many positive changes in the city.
Smart city planning enabled the city to invest in infrastructure enhancements along Pride Parkway improving safety and business opportunities with underground utilities, turning lanes, decorative street lighting, mast-arm traffic poles and stop lights. New zoning guidelines in the downtown development area continue to attract new businesses to the city, and the construction of the Trifecta Building in 2014 made the vision for the Districts of Taylor Mill a reality. Adopting forward-thinking zoning also enabled the city to establish the City Sidewalk Project, which will create a walkable loop in our downtown area connecting our community, improving public health and safety and a providing a safe route to school for children.
Mayor Bell has aggressively pursued grant funding to complete the City Sidewalk Project to save city funds and taxpayer dollars. The project received a big boost in October 2018 when the city was selected to receive an $846,424.00 grant through OKI to help complete phase III of the project.
Mayor Bell and his wife Marsha have lived in Taylor Mill for 22 years and are lifelong Kenton County resident with deep roots in the community. They have four daughters and five grandchildren. Mayor Bell is a graduate of Holy Cross High School, received a B.A. in Education from University of the Cumberlands and performed graduate work at Eastern Kentucky University.
Mayor Bell began his career at Simon Kenton High School where he taught Biology and was the head baseball coach and assistant basketball coach for four years. He went on to have a successful 35-year career in business as a National Account Director for Pharmacia Pfizer Oncology.
Mayor Bell represents Taylor Mill on the following committees:
- City Commission Liaison Administration Department
- Taylor Mill Representative Kenton County Mayor's Group
- Kentucky League of Cities Executive Board of Directors
- Member OKI Regional Council of Governments
- Kentucky 911 Services Board
- NKY Area Planning Commission
- Kenton County Governance Committee
- Municipal Government League of Northern KY
- Former Chairman Kenton County Communications Board
After working for many years as a registered nurse and case manager, in 2009, I received my Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University. In 2010, I accepted a position at NKU, as coordinator of undergraduate programs, in the Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership. While at NKU, I taught courses in public administration and leadership. During my time at NKU I received the following awards; Outstanding Graduate in the MPA Program in 2009, Outstanding Academic Advisor Award in 2014, and Outstanding UNV 101 Professor in 2015.
My previous background and social involvement also includes; serving on the National Board of Directors for the Center for Justice and Democracy in New York City, managing the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati’s Medical Navigator Program in four Northern Kentucky Hospitals to improve access to healthcare for those less fortunate, and graduating from the Kenton County Citizens Academy in 2016.
Due to my interest in public administration and concern for our city, I ran for city commissioner in the fall of 2018, while planning to retire from Northern Kentucky University. As of December 31, 2018, I will be officially retired from Northern Kentucky University and have sufficient time to represent the citizens of Taylor Mill. I look forward to working with the Mayor, City Commissioners, and all other city employees, as well as our citizens, to assure that Taylor Mill is a safe and enjoyable place to raise our families and live.
For over 60 years, Commissioner Mark Kreimborg has made Taylor Mill his home. Dedicated to the City, Commissioner Kreimborg and his wife, Debby, raised three children in Taylor Mill: Scott, Stephanie, and Stacie, who all attended Scott High School. Commissioner Kreimborg decided to get more involved in creating a vision for the City, and in 1985, was elected to the City Commission. In 1989, he was elected as Mayor and remained so for 21 years, only leaving to become Kenton County’s Deputy Judge/Executive. Commissioner Kreimborg was reelected to the City Commission and began serving the residents in 2017.
Commissioner Kreimborg has held several roles in Kenton County throughout the years and has served as Kenton County’s Deputy Judge/Executive, Charter Member and Secretary of the Kenton County’s Mayor Group, Board Member for NKAPC (now known as Planning Development Services of Kenton County), Chairman of the South Kenton County Working Group, Chairman of the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force, Board Member of the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, Member of the City of Taylor Mill Recreation Committee, and as a Board Member for the NKADD Revolving Loan Fund Committee.
Throughout Commissioner Kreimborg’s tenure as Mayor and on the City Commission, he has been instrumental in seeing the City make great strides in development, as well as in the services provided to residents – Police, Fire, and Maintenance. Commissioner Kreimborg was also a part of the Commission that purchased land on Taylor Mill Road for the creation of Pride Park, and later, Park Place Community Center. Commissioner Kreimborg worked for almost 20 years with Senator Damon Thayer, State Representative Tom Kerr, and the State Highway Department to plan, fund, and ultimately the construction of Pride Parkway.
Commissioner Mark Kreimborg encourages residents to reach out to him for comments, questions, or concerns. He looks forward to continuing to serve on the Taylor Mill City Commission.
The City of Taylor Mill has been my home for the last 34 years. I am proud to serve the citizens of this great community and have been honored to do so since first being elected to the City Commission in 2007. In 2017, I was reelected to serve my 5th consecutive term on the City Commission, and I hope to continue to serve the residents of Taylor Mill in the future.
Prior to making Taylor Mill my permanent home, I lived in one other city my entire life with the exception of serving 4 years in the United States Air Force. After my time in the service, I worked for the United States Postal Service and retired after 41 years. Of my 41 years at USPS, I delivered mail in Taylor Mill for over 20 years. This allowed me the opportunity to get to know many members of the community. After retirement, I decided to go back to work part time as a school bus monitor for Kenton County Schools.
Family is important to me. I have been married to my wife Theresa for almost 40 years and we have 2 sons, Scott and Steven. Both of my boys attended Scott High School and were proud “Eagles”. My family and I are also members at St. Anthony Parish.
Since 2009, I have served as the Fire Commissioner. The Fire Department has made great strides and was the 2nd or 3rd department in Kenton County to become a paramedical department. The Fire Department has grown substantially, with once having only one full-time employee, to a combination of two or three full-time employees, plus part-time staff per shift.
In addition to working with the Fire Department, I volunteer regularly with the Taylor Mill Recreation Department and assist the Maintenance Department when possible. I also serve as the City’s representative on the Planning Development Services of Kenton County Board. There are many projects I am proud of, including collaborating with the Mayor and City Commission on the Pride Park project and the Pride Parkway project.
I believe in living by the Golden Rule – “Do unto other as you would have them do to you.” I believe Government should be transparent in everything and the decisions made should be for the betterment of the people of the City of Taylor Mill. Thank you for your support in the past. I hope to continue to serve you in the future.
It’s always about the City.
Daniel E. Murray