Mayor Tessie Cecil
Joe Larry Mattingly
New Haven is a "Home Rule City" with a population of 855. The city’s form of government is a "Board of Commission", which includes a Mayor & 4 Commissioners.
Tessie arrived in New Haven 41 years ago from Manila, Philippines. She is married to former City Commissioner Don Cecil. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Three years after her arrival, she was hired as City Clerk Treasurer and held this position for over 9 years. Through self study Tessie became an American Citizen. She was a Naturalized American Citizen after she took her first Citizenship test in 1980. In 1989, Mayor George G. Barry retired. At that time Tessie was encouraged to run for the position and won the hearts and trust of New Haven voters. She was re-elected 4 times and was in office for 21 years. Her working relationship with city employees, schools, churches, businesses and the public in general was very positive and healthy. Together they improved services and the environment in the City limits. Working as a TEAM (Try, Enthusiasmm, And, Motivate) they were able to accomplish great things. She sincerely enjoyed her career as Mayor.
As a new commissioner in 2017-2018, she looks forward to a very healthy working relationship with everyone. Please feel free to contact Tessie at 827.0003 with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Joe Larry Mattingly
Joe Larry is a life long resident of New Haven. He grew up on Butter Milk Street, house #33. He is married to Lois and the have one son Travis and a daughter Dana. They have 5 grandchildren. Joe Larry is the Street Department and the Historical Preservation/Information Center/Military/Veteran Center Department Head. He looks forward to helping his community. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please contact him at 827-1010.
Jane moved back to the area two years ago and purchased a home on North Main Street. Previously she lived in the surrounding area and has always been involved with various business and community activities in New Haven. She has participated in parades, worked the St. Catherine Picnics, she worked as a chef at Sherwood Inn, and most recently she volunteered with the Enhancement Team on making the Haunted House a success. Her background includes a BS degree from Morehead State in business and a MS degree in education. She has also worked as a college educator and business trainer. She currently assists those with disabilities to obtain employment and training. Jane looks forward to giving to a community that has her love and respect. Feel free to contact Jane at 270.491.0288.
Mike is a native of New Haven. He is the owner/operator of Morris & Clark Garage. He is married to JoAnn and the have one son Darren. Mike is serving his second term on the Board of Commissioners. He is very eager to help his community out any way that he can. Mike is the Commissoner over the Recreation Department. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for Mike, please contact him at 349-3517. __________________________________________________________________________________
Joanie is the City Clerk/Treasurer. She is a native of New Haven, but currently resides in New Hope. She is married to Jason Corbin and they have 1 daughter.
Angela is the Asst. City Clerk/Utility Clerk. She is a native of New Haven, but currently resides in New Hope. She is married to Andy Mattingly and they have 3 children.
Scottie started working with the city in March of 2016. He is married to Kristy and they have two boys. He is currently working on his Wastewater and Water certification.
Keith started working with the city in 1999. He is a life long resident of New Hope. He is married to Pat and they have 4 children. Keith is the Wastewater Supt.
Jerry is a part time employee with the City of New Haven. He is married to Shirley and has two sons.
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