Paducah citizens elected Brandi Harless as mayor in November 2016 with her term beginning January 1, 2017. A ceremonial swearing-in ceremony was held January 3, 2017.
Current Employment and Position
CEO/Co-Founder Personal Medicine Plus
Contracted Network Director, Purchase Area Health Connections
Past Work Experience
Brandi has experience in community development, grant writing, research, and executive level management. Brandi served as the Program Director of Rocketown in Nashville TN, Research Assistant at Harvard University in Sierra Leone West Africa, and Knowledge Manager at Management Sciences for Health in DC. Since moving home in 2009, she has served as Grant Writer/Development Manager for Heartland CARES, Innovation Director at EntrePaducah, and Executive Director at St Nicholas Family Clinic.
Education / Training
B.S Vanderbilt University, Communication of Science and Technology
Master's in Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Brandi is an avid volunteer and has served several agencies as a member of their board of directors. Locally, these include Child Watch, Paducah Day Nursery, and Project AIDS Orphan. She is also a co-organizer of the group Progress Paducah and was involved in the Impact Poverty Task Force. She was also a nominee for the Regional Women of Achievement Award. Brandi graduated in 2016 from the Delta Regional Authority Executive Leadership Academy and looks forward to bringing the resources of the federal agency to Paducah. Brandi served as the President of Rotaract in 2013.
Organizes the Mayor's Intern and Paducah Pathfinders Programs for local students.
Contact Mayor Brandi Harless
Office hours at City Hall: Monday and Friday 8 a.m. - noon; Tuesday and Thursday 1 - 4 p.m.