Because we are a Commission Plan city, our form of government, as prescribed by the Kentucky Revised Statutes, is that of a five person City Commission including an elected mayor and four elected commissioners. The term for mayor is 4 years. The term for the commissioners is two years. Any resident may run for the City Commission by registering with the Louisville Metro Board of Elections.
As required by the Statutes, other appointed city officials include the City Clerk/City Treasurer. The commission also appoints a Property Improvements Committee and an Ethics Committee. Additionally, the City hires its own City Attorney for legal matters.
The City's Code Enforcement Officer helps residents follow Richlawn's own policies and regulations. These can be found on the Ordinance page.
The City Commission meets at Old National Bank on the corner of Hubbards Lane and Shelbyville Road on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The City Commission meetings are open and residents are welcome to attend. For agendas, minutes, and virtual meeting options, find links on City Business Page.