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City of Bowling Green. City Government. Bowling Green. Bowling Green at a Glance. Incorporated 1812 Form of government: City Manager Population: 51,294 Area: 35 square miles Time Zone: Central Area Code: 270. City Flag. The city flag is green with a fountain on it.

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City of Bowling Green

City Government

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Bowling Green at a Glance

  • Incorporated 1812

  • Form of government: City Manager

  • Population: 51,294

  • Area: 35 square miles

  • Time Zone: Central

  • Area Code: 270

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City Flag

  • The city flag is green with a fountain on it.

  • The fountain is from Fountain Square Park.

The fountain in Fountain Square Park.

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  • Elaine Walker

    • The mayor is elected every four years.

    • Mayor Walker is the third woman mayor in Bowling Green history.

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City Council

  • City Commissioners are elected every four years.

  • The Council holds meetings twice a month.

  • Meetings are open so anyone can come and listen.

Joe Denning, Brian Strow, Mayor Walker, Bruce Wilkerson, Brian “Slim” Nash

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Commissioner Joe Denning

  • Mr. Denning worked with the City School Commission for 17 years.

  • He is the first black commissioner in Bowling Green history.

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Commissioner Brian Strow

  • Mr. Strow is a professor of economics at Western Kentucky University.

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Commissioner Bruce Wilkerson

  • Mr. Wilkerson is a retired police officer.

  • He is also a local businessman.

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Commissioner Brian Nash

  • Mr. Nash has spent his entire career in public service. 

  • He has worked a lot with troubled youth.

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City Management

  • There are many boards that help the mayor and the city council run Bowling Green.

  • The members of each board are appointed by Mayor Walker.

City Hall

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City Boards and Services

  • Public Transportation

    • Buses for people who can’t drive.

  • Municipal Utilities

    • Water and electricity for our homes

  • Police & Fire

    • Make our community safe

  • Trash Collection

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City Boards and Services

Human Rights Commission

  • Helps people who are hurt because they are different.

  • Public Libraries

    • Buy books and take care of the libraries.

  • Historic Preservation

    • They take care of old buildings important to Bowling Green history.

  • And many more.

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    City and County

    • There are many things that the city and the county work on together.

    • Contractors Licensing Board

    • Drug Task Force

    • Emergency Management

    • Planning Commission

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    Core Content 1st & 2nd grades

    • SS-EP-1.2.1

      • Students will describe how their local government is structured (e.g., mayor, city council, judge-executive, fiscal court, local courts) and compare their local government to other community governments in Kentucky.

    • Student Target

      • I can identify and explain the basic purpose of local government.

      • I can identify and explain examples of services local governments provide.

      • I can describe how my local government is structured.