Government

Mayor

Tessie Cecil

Mayor Tessie CecilTessie 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 in New Haven, 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, Enthusiasm, And, Motivate) they were able to accomplish great things.  She sincerely enjoys her career as mayor.

Please feel free to contact Tessie at 827.0003 with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Commissioners

Ruth Wimsett Faulkner

Ruth has been a resident of the City of New Haven since 1976. She was married to Ed for 20 years before he passed away with ALS. They have 3 children, Derek, John Michael, and Matthew. She has one grandson, Remington.

Linda Mattingly

Linda has been a resident of the City of New Haven for 53 years.  She retired as City Clerk/Treasurer after 27 years of service in 2015.  She was married to Fred Mattingly for 53 years before he passed in 2020.    They have two sons, Greg and Scott (deceased).

Frances Lois Boley

I was married 52 years and I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. We lived in the country and after my husband passed, I decided to move to town so I would be close to people and be able to walk and get what I needed if I had to. I hope to be a part of making the town grow and bring more revenue to our community. Come to our meetings to stay informed.  Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:00pm at City Hall.   As one of your commissioners, I hope to work for the people and the town in a cohesive manner.

Mike Morris

Mike is a native of New Haven. He is the owner/operator of Morris & Clark Garage. He is married to the late JoAnn Clark and has 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.

Employees

Joanie Corbin

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.  Joanie her career with the city in 2000.

Michael Blanford    

Michael is the Public Works Director.  He began work with the city on March 7, 2022. 

​Jerry Cecil

Jerry is a part time employee with the City of New Haven. He is married to Shirley and has two sons.

Board of Ethics

Theresa Thompson

Anne Lusk

Kim Maupin

Planning and Zoning Representative

Andy Hall

Board of Adjustments

Andy Hall

Ruth Faulkner

Open Records Request

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New Haven, KY 40051
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