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The 2021 City of Bowling Green Board of Commissioners has three new members to welcome! Mayor Todd Alcott and Commissioner Carlos Bailey are both serving their first terms while Commissioner Melinda Hill has served almost 3 full previous terms in the past. These three new elected officials join Commissioner Sue Parrigin and Commissioner Dana Beasley-Brown.

Please take the time to find out more about your new elected officials below.


Mayor Todd Alcott:

Todd Alcott is a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) teacher at Warren East High School in Bowling Green, KY. In the fall of 2016, Todd retired as a Lt Colonel after serving over 21.5 years in the U.S. Air Force. He and his family traveled all over the world during his Air Force service.

Todd and his family returned to Bowling Green in 2016, following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force. His wife, Debra is a school teacher at Alvaton Elementary, following her career of teaching all around the world. Their son, Jacob, graduated from Purdue University with a Computer Science degree, and works for a software company in Chicago. Todd and Debra both graduated from WKU, and Todd grew up on a small farm in Warren County, and graduated from Rich Pond Elementary and Warren Central High School.

Mayor Alcott’s full biography can be found at https://www.bgky.org/city-commission/todd-alcott

Contact Information
Phone: 270-792-1488


Commissioner Carlos Bailey:

As an attorney with over a decade of experience, Carlos Bailey has fought against racial injustice, employment discrimination, and has lent his voice to those who would have otherwise gone unheard. He began his legal career as a public defender in 2009 where he provided high-quality legal representation for clients charged with criminal offenses. Ultimately, Carlos decided he wanted to expand his practice areas to help people facing an array of legal issues, not just criminal matters. In 2011, he opened the Bailey Law Firm of Southern Kentucky, PLLC.

Carlos graduated from Warren Central High School in 1994 and then received a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Kentucky University. After college, he interned for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).

Carlos was raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky, by Ms. Marilyn Bailey, a single mother. She instilled in him the principles of perseverance and the importance of believing in himself. In 2001, he married Shenica Bailey. Together, they have four beautiful daughters: Akaiya, Ahulani, Aaliyah, and Arianna. Carlos credits his family with shaping him into the man, father, and husband that he is today.

Commissioner Bailey’s full biography can be found at https://www.bgky.org/city-commission/carlos-bailey

Contact Information
Phone: 270-594-1233


Commissioner Melinda Hill:

Melinda Hill brings more than thirty years’ experience designing and implementing programs for Fortune 500 Companies, a major local bank, and governmental agencies. She has eight years’ experience providing senior leadership in accomplishing the goals of state and local governments and is particularly effective in the organization of new strategies and communicating these with all levels of the organization.

During her 2011-2016 tenure on the Bowling Green City Commission, Hill was a City Commissioner and two-time Mayor Pro Tem.

A Warren County native, Melinda graduated from Warren East High School where she held many leadership positions. During college, Melinda was active in student affairs serving as Vice President of the Student Government Association, Chairperson of homecoming for three years, and as a member of Chi Omega sorority. In 2001, Melinda received her Master of Business of Administration degree from Western Kentucky University.

Melinda has two children. Hilary Hill Anderson a pediatrician living in Birmingham, AL along with her husband Chris, who is an anesthesiologist and their daughter, Adley Mae. Thomas Hill is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is the owner of Mosquito Zero in Bowling Green.

Commissioner Hill’s full biography can be found at https://www.bgky.org/city-commission/melinda-hill.

Contact Information
Phone: 270-792-7212


The City of Bowling Green is committed to strengthening our vibrant community by focusing on quality of life, service delivery, fiscal responsibility, public safety, neighborhood revitalization, visionary leadership, and economic development.”

Commission meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Commission Chamber, 1001 College Street.

For a full list of City Mayors and Commissioner’s throughout the years, please visit https://www.bgky.org/files/Si099ACF.pdf.