In Nicholasville, commissioners are citywide representatives, rather than representing a specific district or group. Commissioners make laws, ensure that they are carried out and perform administrative functions. All City Commission members were elected in 2016 and will serve through 2018. The mayor, who serves a four-year term, is a fully participating member of the commission and can vote on all matters.
Elected 2014, Serves 2015-2018
A lifelong resident of Nicholasville, Mayor Pete Sutherland has more than 30 years of business experience. He was the owner-operator of Sutherland Chevrolet until selling the dealership in 2009. He then joined Jonah Mitchell Real Estate as a Realtor. He now serves as business manager for Holy Spirit Parish/Newman Center at the University of Kentucky. As a Nicholasville city commissioner and mayor pro-tem, Mayor Sutherland has worked with the Electric and Meter Departments to better serve the utility needs of residents.