Mayor & Council

Mayor & Council

Mayor Eric Haas

Meet the Mayor

“As the mayor of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, my love for this city runs deep. Fort Thomas is not just a place on the map for me; it’s a community that I am privileged to serve. Its rich history, vibrant neighborhoods, and the incredible people who call it home have captured my heart.”

Eric Haas began serving on City Council in 1997. He is retired from his family’s business, National Band & Tag Co.  He is the co-founder and co-owner of the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, Pittsburgh, and Columbus.   He and his wife, Jan, have 3 children; Lan, Ryan, and Erin, and 7 grandchildren.  Eric is a graduate of Highlands High School, 1974, and Hanover College, 1978. He is a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Newport.

He currently serves on the US Bank Board of Advisors Cincinnati, the River Cities Government Coalition, the Campbell Leadership Action Group, Hanover College Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Fort Thomas Lions Club. He is a former Newport City Commissioner and a former chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and also served on the Kentucky State Chamber Board of Directors.  He also helps Jan and their daughter, Erin, with Trent Montessori.

City Council

Andy Ellison

Lauren McIntosh

Eric Strange


Council meeting videos can be viewed on the city’s YouTube channel.  

To find meeting dates and times, please see the Calendar on the Home Page: Upcoming Events

Council Members sit on six committees (Finance-Funding and Implementation, Law Labor License – Land Use and Zoning, Public Safety – Regional Collaboration, Public Utilities and Buildings, Public Works, and Recreation). Check this sheet for who sits on which Council Committee for the 2023-2024 term.  

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