The Greatest Challenge: When tornadoes roared through our community December 11, 2021, the loss of lives and destruction of property created the greatest challenge our community has faced in modern time. This is our story of resiliency through the eyes of your City employees and other community leaders. Read Our Story

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Board Members

Name Position Representative of
Steve Speakman Chairman Local Trade or Specialty Association
David Sowders Vice-Chairman Representative of Craft Committee, BG State Vocational School
Gary Counts Secretary/Treasurer General Contractor at Large
Jack Lancaster Member Local Trade of Specialty Association
Charlie Mosley Member Specialty Contractor at Large
Jim Ed Holland Member Associated Builders and Contractors
Bruce Wilkerson Member Bowling Green Board of Commissioners
Darrell Traughber Member Warren County Fiscal Court
Roddy Grimes Member Builders Association of South Central Kentucky

The Board consists of nine members to be appointed by the Mayor and County Judge Executive, jointly with the approval of their respective legislative bodies in the following manner:

  • One member from the City of Bowling Green Board of Commissioners to be appointed by the Mayor with approval of the Board of Commissioners
  • One member from the Warren County Fiscal Court to be appointed by the Judge Executive with the approval of Fiscal Court
  • One member from a list submitted by the Builders Association of South Central Kentucky
  • One member from a list submitted by the Associated Builders and Contractors
  • One general contractor at large
  • One specialty contractor at large
  • Two representatives from a local trade or specialty association
  • One representative from a craft committee at the Bowling Green Vocational Technical School
Board appointees shall serve for a period of three (3) years and shall serve without compensation.
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