NKy Tri-ED names Fort Mitchell mayor to board

Jude Hehman
Jude Hehman

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) announced Thursday that city of Fort Mitchell Mayor Jude Hehman was appointed to the company’s board of directors for a one-year term effective July 14, 2020. Highland Heights Mayor Greg Meyers previously served a one-year term on the Tri-ED board that ended on June 30, 2020.

Hehman was elected mayor of Fort Mitchell in 2014 and is serving his second term in office. He is a lifelong resident of Fort Mitchell and a dedicated public servant. He was elected a council member when he was 21 years old and served five consecutive terms. Hehman received the 2019 Elected Official of the Year award, which recognizes a dynamic official who demonstrates outstanding leadership and innovation, from the Kentucky League of Cities.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Kentucky League of Cities and on the board of directors of the OKI Regional Council of Governments.

Hehman founded Furlong Building in Erlanger in 2010 and is president and CEO of the design/build construction firm.

“We welcome Mayor Hehman to the Tri-ED board of directors,” said Bob Heil, chair of the Tri-ED board of directors. “The City of Fort Mitchell is home to a wide range of businesses and Mayor Hehman brings a deep understanding of the Norther Kentucky region and business community to Tri-ED’s board. We also thank Mayor Meyers for his service and active participation on the Tri-ED board.”

“I am deeply honored to be appointed to the Tri-ED board, joining our region’s leaders in advancing economic development, regional growth and a thriving business climate in Northern Kentucky,” said Hehman. “Tri-ED has provided the citizens of Northern Kentucky a sound return on investment by attracting major employers and supporting the growing business community of our region. I am proud to participate in helping to shape the future of Northern Kentucky.”