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Erlanger makes official the appointment of Peter Glenn to city’s Chief Administrative officer

By Patricia A. Scheyer
NKyTribune reporter

The city of Erlanger has a new Chief Administrative Officer, who will officially start June 7.

Peter Glenn, who had served as Director of Public Works, has been filling in as interim CAO since Bill Wulfeck resigned on March 22. Wulfeck was CAO for just over six months. Erlanger Mayor Jessica Fette said the departure was a mutual parting of the ways.

A Municipal Order was read at the regular meeting Tuesday evening naming Glenn as the new CAO.

Mayor Jessica Fette administers the oath of office to Peter Glenn while his son and daughter, Peter Michael and Paxton Ann, hold the bible. (Photos by Patricia Scheyer/NKyTribune)

“Peter Glenn has been such a transformational leader within our organization,” said Mayor Fette.

“He came into the Public Works department and truly changed it from the ground up. His emphasis on building a stronger team and really investing in every single employee, and from the leadership skills that you instilled on your team in Public Works, I cannot wait to see what you do for the entire city.”

Glenn”s wife Cathy and two children, Peter Michael and Paxton Ann were on hand to hold the bible as Mayor Fette administered the oath of office.

“The pressure’s on,” Glenn said with a smile. “I really appreciate the support from council for over 5 years. I am excited to take on this responsibility.”

Glenn came to the city of Erlanger on July 14, 2018. Previously he had worked at the city of Florence as Superintendent of Florence’s Engineering and Inspections Division and before that was Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board at the city of Cold Springs.

His college degree is in Construction Management, and he used that knowledge to design and build over ten Northern Kentucky parks. He has also managed over $3 million in Forestry planting projects. Glenn has spent almost 35 years working to improve the area with public infrastructure design and management, planning and zoning, urban forestry, and park planning and development projects.

“Transformational–that’s really what it is all about,” Glenn stated. “And I can’t wait to really dig in and start figuring things out and putting my stamp on things. I want to do the job everybody expects of me.”

Kevin Quinn

The next municipal order appointed Kevin Quinn to the position of Director of Public Works, which he has been occupying since March 22, when Glenn took over as interim CAO.

“When I got here I quickly recognized Kevin for the asset he is,” said new CAO Glenn. “He cares extremely for the city. We have talked a lot about how to do things in the city. It has been such a joy. The benefits of all the times I’ve spent with Kevin has come back to me tenfold in making the city look good. I absolutely love having him rise up through the ranks. It is well deserved.”

Quinn joined Erlanger in December of 2012. Two years later he rose to position of
Maintenance Tech, and was promoted to Project Manager in July of 2020. Shortly thereafter, on November 2, he became Operations Manager, and now he is Director of Public Works.

“I want to thank Rick Bogard for hiring me 11 years ago,” Quinn said. “I want to thank my wife and family. I care deeply for the city and can’t imagine living anywhere else. God put me here for a reason.”

Council gave each person a round of applause, and congratulated them on their promotions. Mayor Fette also congratulated Quinn and Glenn, and addressed her future partnership with her new CAO.

“I know personally I am a better human being having known you,” Fette said to Glenn. “I appreciate everything you have done for the city and ever will do for the city.”

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