Greg Meyers was elected to the position of mayor in 2006 and is currently serving his second four-year term. He began his first term on city council in 2003, serving two two-year terms, including two years as vice mayor.
As mayor, he presides at council meetings, facilitates communication and understanding between elected and appointed officials, and assists the council in setting goals and advocating policy decisions that will benefit the community. He is responsible for overseeing the entire city budget process—from planning to approval by council to daily management—and for selecting committees and appointing key staff. He also represents the city in intergovernmental relations.
Under Meyers’ leadership, the city of Highland Heights has demonstrated a strong commitment to its longstanding motto of “growth through progress.” It began with the recognition that, in order to flourish, both the city and Northern Kentucky University (NKU) needed to work together. In 2008, after years of negotiation, Meyers and other city officials successfully orchestrated the annexation of NKU into Highland Heights, bringing the city a significant boost in tax revenue and setting the financial foundation to ensure continued services to residents for years to come. To date, the partnership has allowed the city to improve its administrative, police, public works and community recreation facilities and has stimulated development benefiting residents and students alike.
Meyers has enjoyed a successful sales career with Ricoh USA, dedicating more than 45 years to the company, and has a long history of volunteer civic leadership. He is a passionate advocate for community service and has mentored many young people through his involvement with Boy Scouts of America and Optimist International.
A lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky and graduate of Newport Catholic High School, Meyers has called Highland Heights home since 1977. He and his wife, Pam, have two sons and four grandchildren.