Department Contacts

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City Hall
300 South 5th Street
P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, Kentucky 42002-2267 (use 42003 if not using P.O. Box)

Hours:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
General Information:  270-444-8800
Public Information Officer:  270-444-8669
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Department Contacts

Engineering-Public Works  Department    
City Engineer & Public Works Director 270-444-8511
Assistant Public Works Director 270-444-8511
Finance Department    
Director 270-444-8512
Controller 270-444-8512
Revenue Auditor 270-444-8513
Emi Midkiff Revenue Manager 270-444-8513
Fire Department/Fire Prevention Division    
Fire Chief 270-444-8521
Matt Tinsley  Deputy Fire Chief Operations 270-444-8521
Deputy Fire Chief Fire Prevention 270-444-8522
Chief Building Inspector 270-444-8527
Chief Electrical Inspector 270-444-8527
Deputy Electrical Inspector I 270-444-8527
Deputy Building Inspector I 270-444-8527
Code Enforcement Officer I 270-444-8636 
Code Enforcement Officer I 270-444-8636
Executive Assistant I 270-444-8522
Permit Specialist 270-444-8527
General Government/Elected Officials    
Brandi Harless Mayor 270-444-8530
Commissioner (Mayor Pro Tem) 270-444-8503
Brenda McElroy Commissioner 270-444-8503
Gerald Watkins Commissioner 270-444-8503
Commissioner 270-444-8503
James Arndt City Manager 270-444-8503
Michelle Smolen Assistant City Manager 270-538-9827
Lindsay Parish City Clerk 270-444-8506
Public Information Officer 270-444-8669
Emma Shaw Business Systems Analyst  
Executive Assistant II/Assistant City Clerk 270-444-8507
Lyndsey Birdsong Administrative Assistant III (Assistant to the Mayor) 270-444-8504
Human Resources    
Human Resources Director 270-444-8540
Chanlor Culkin Human Resources Generalist 270-444-8540
Jemekka Stray Human Resources Generalist 270-444-8540
Human Rights Office   270-444-8644


Information Technology    
Stephen Chino Information Technology Director 270-444-8622
Network Administrator 270-444-8622
Help Desk Technician 270-444-8622
Jessica Lott GIS Specialist 270-444-8622
Parks & Recreation Department    
Director 270-444-8508
Recreation Superintendent 270-444-8508
Molly Tomasallo Johnson Special Events Coordinator 270-444-8508
Parks Maintenance Supt. 270-444-8508
Recreation Specialist 270-444-8508
Recreation Specialist 270-444-8508
Kelsey Weathers Recreation Specialist 270-444-8508
Executive Assistant I 270-444-8508
Mary Wurth Administrative Assistant III 270-444-8508
La Miira Askew Administrative Assistant II 270-444-8508
Planning Department    
Tammara Tracy Planning Director 270-444-8690
Planner I 270-444-8690
Katie Axt Downtown Development Specialist - Paducah Main Street Director 270-444-8690
Melanie Townsend Grants Administrator 270-444-8690
Nelvin Howell Arts & Cultural Coordinator 270-444-8690
Administrative Assistant II 270-444-8690
Executive Assistant I 270-444-8690
Lasica McEwen Section 8 Housing Coordinator (at Housing Authority of Paducah, Elmwood Court) 270-450-4239
Police Department    
Brian Laird Police Chief 270-444-8551
Anthony Copeland Asst. Chief Operations 270-444-8548
vacant Asst. Chief Support Services 270-444-8691
Community Resource Officer 270-444-8548
Executive Assistant II (Public Information) 270-444-8590
Joseph Hayes Professional Standards Captain 270-444-8534
Records Division 270-444-8547
Ed McManus 911 Communications Services Manager 270-444-8623
Vacant Assistant 911 Communications Services Manager 270-443-7347
Non-Emergency Dispatch Number   270-444-8550

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