Sharonville Mayor Kevin Hardman Named 2017 Municipal Leader of the Year
City of Sharonville.
Sharonville Mayor Kevin Hardman has been named American City & County’s 2017 municipal leader of the year. Hardman has served in elected office in Sharonville since 2000, and has been Mayor since 2013.
Under Hardman’s leadership the city has seen a 25% increase in income tax collection-from $21.5 million in 2013 to a projected $27 million in 2017. This is due to numerous projects which have created over 2000+ new jobs since 2013. As an objective benchmark of progressive leadership and fiscal responsibility, the city’s general fund is debt free, a feat few municipalities are able to boast.
Hardman was recognized for leading major initiatives including the Redevelopment of the Northern Lights District. The District has seen significant investment including $10 million roadway improvements along the Chester Road corridor, a new Hyatt Place hotel connected to the Sharonville Convention Center and several other capital improvements.
Per American City and County, Hardman’s most significant achievement was merging of the city’s health department with Hamilton County, saving the city a quarter of a million dollars per year. Thorough research, clear communication and transparency, and by engaging with the public every step of the way, 76 percent of voters agreed combining health services with the county was the best decision. This enabled the city to hire two additional police officers.
Mayor Hardman is a true public servant. He has worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Hamilton County and currently is the Juvenile Court Administrator. He leads the Sharonville United Methodist Church’s praise team and is also active in the Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts. In addition to the American City and County recognition, the Cincinnati Business Courier recently named Hardman as the C-Suite Award winner in the public sector chief executive office category.
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