The city attorney is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and provides legal counsel and representation to the board, city manager, assistant city manager, departments of city government, and city-appointed boards and commissions.
The City Attorney’s Office does not provide legal advice about personal or private problems of citizens, but can answer questions related to city activities, including interpretation of the City Code.
Duties and Powers
Represents the City of Henderson on all legal matters
Drafts resolutions and ordinances for the consideration of the Board of Commissioners
Drafts and reviews contracts relating to city business
Performs legal research
Issues opinions on zoning, procurement, personnel matters, and other city related activities
Responds to inquiries under the Open Records Act and Freedom of Information Act
Handles some matters of litigation, risk management, and real estate transactions
Dawn Kelsey City Attorney
222 First St. P.O. Box 716 (mailing) Henderson, KY 42419