Interview with Bert May, October 15, 2002
Part of Remembering City Hall: Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project
- Interview with Bert May, October 15, 2002
- Bert May; interviewee. Terry L. Birdwhistell; interviewer.
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- In this interview, Bert May, former mayor of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, discusses his tenure in the local government of central/eastern Kentucky. He details his early years, including his initial career as a car salesman, his surprise start in politics and his campaign strategies for Mount Sterling mayor. May talks about what went well during his multiple terms, focusing on community development and the preservation of Mount Sterling's downtown area, and elaborates on the inner workings of local Kentucky government, including city-county relations, establishing a local identity, and keeping city finances in order. He also discusses his relationship with the Kentucky League of Cities and how it has shaped both his own professional life and his community.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- May, Bert--Interviews., Mayors--Kentucky--Interviews., Kentucky League of Cities., Mount Sterling (Ky.), Automobile dealers., Selling--Automobiles., Railroads., Economic development--Kentucky., Alcoholic beverage industry--Law and legislation., Municipal government., Group identity., Political campaigns., Community development--Kentucky., Education--Kentucky., Airports--Kentucky., Municipal finance--Kentucky.
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