Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler succeeded Jerry Hoover as chair of the Paducah Area Community Re-use Organization yesterday, as the PACRO board accepts Hoover's resignation and Paducah Economic Development's proposed administrator contract.
The shakeup comes after the early retirement of PACRO’S former executive director, the termination of the Purchase Area Development District administration, and Hoover’s resignation due to health concerns. In assuming the chair, Kaler said she would like to see PACRO become more effective, and learn from Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization. PED is basing much of its marketing and asset sale strategy on that group’s model.
Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham will swear-in Paducah's newly elected City Commissioners and Mayor Gayle Kaler this afternoon at city hall. This is Mayor Kaler's first term along with returning commissioners Richard Abraham, Carol Gualt and new commissioners Allan Rhodes, and Sandra Wilson. The ceremony starts at 5 pm with a commission meeting to follow at 6.