Gary W. Moore was first elected Judge/Executive for Boone County, Kentucky in 1998. The Judge/Executive is the highest elected office in county government. Boone County is the fourth largest and one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth.
Judge Moore’s tenure as Judge/Executive parallels a distinguished career in both private business and public service. The Judge serves on the Executive Committee of Tri-Ed, the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, Past President of the Kentucky County Judge/Executives Association and Committee Chairman of the National Association of County’s (NACo) Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee. He has served as President of NARC, the National Association of Regional Councils and Chair of the OKI Regional Council of Governments. Judge Moore is a Trustee of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, chairing the Governance Committee and a board member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a member of the Northern Kentucky University Foundation, the Greater Cincinnati YMCA Board of Directors and the board of the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Judge Moore has also served as President of the Kentucky Jaycees and on the Board of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, as well as, providing leadership and service to many community groups including Florence Rotary Club and Leadership Kentucky.
As Judge/Executive, Gary Moore has provided vision and leadership for Boone County during a period of growth and development. As a result, the County’s population has increased from 86,000 residents in 2000 to nearly 130,000 in 2015. Some notable accomplishments during Judge Moore’s administration include major infrastructure improvements, such as the expansion of KY 237 in Hebron, the addition of Aero Parkway in Florence, and the Single Point Urban Interchange at Camp Ernst Road in Burlington. Those projects improved convenience for citizens while spurring economic development and growth. Current projects including the widening of Mt. Zion Road, the completion of the KY 237 corridor, and new interchanges at Richwood Road and Mount Zion Road will continue to serve citizens and spur the Boone County economy. Judge Moore is commitment to enhancing public safety and played a leading role in the merger of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone County Police Department, as well as, the creation of a Public Safety Campus and Fire Training Center. Judge Moore continues to build strong partnerships with the cities, schools, and agencies across the County. The reduction of property taxes from a rate of 11.2 to 10.5 cents per $100 value in Boone County demonstrates good stewardship of the public’s resources. With Judge Moore’s leadership, Boone County has continued to grow as a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.