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
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. • The fountain is from Fountain Square Park. The fountain in Fountain Square Park.
Mayor • Elaine Walker • The mayor is elected every four years. • Mayor Walker is the third woman mayor in Bowling Green history.
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
Commissioner Joe Denning • Mr. Denning worked with the City School Commission for 17 years. • He is the first black commissioner in Bowling Green history.
Commissioner Brian Strow • Mr. Strow is a professor of economics at Western Kentucky University.
Commissioner Bruce Wilkerson • Mr. Wilkerson is a retired police officer. • He is also a local businessman.
Commissioner Brian Nash • Mr. Nash has spent his entire career in public service. • He has worked a lot with troubled youth.
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
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
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.
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
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.