Troy Body

New City Administrator Troy Body (right) is congratulated by City Councilmembers Thomas Grant and Kimberly McCarley.

Hopkinsville Chief Administrative Officer Troy Body has been named part of the transition team for incoming Secretary of State Michael G. Adams.

Body has worked at multiple levels of government, including as an international development professional specializing in the areas of political parties’ development, governance and elections in various nations throughout Africa, according to Adams' Facebook post about the team.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Body went on to serve as the Commissioner for the Division of Culture and History in West Virginia, as press secretary and executive director for the Office of Minority Empowerment for Gov. Ernie Fletcher and as executive director for recovery and disaster relief for the City of New Orleans, the post stated.

Body has worked as Hopkinsville's city administrator since May, 14, 2018.

Other team members include Jaryd Crum of Martin County, Joshua Douglas of Fayette County, Laura Ruth Edge of Daviess County, Andrew English of Oldham County, J.S. Flynn of Pulaski County, Judge Julie Kaelin of Jefferson County, Becky Martin of Carlisle County, Libby Milligan of Jefferson County, Heather Quinn of Jessamine County, Jenni Scutchfield of Fayette County, Gabrielle Summe of Kenton County, Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne of Jefferson County, James Young of Jefferson County and David Harris of Fayette County, who will serve as transition director.

Adams said in his announcement, "On Election Night, I promised to appoint a transition team with an array of perspectives. This team is diverse, politically, professionally, geographically, and otherwise. It includes Kentuckians registered as Republican, Democratic, and Independent."

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