Interview with Bert May, October 15, 2002

Project: Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

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.

Interview Accession

2003oh011_klc014

Interviewee Name

Bert May

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

2002-10-15

Interview Keyword

Policy-making

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May, Bert Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 15 Oct. 2002. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

May, B. (2002, October 15). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

May, Bert, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. October 15, 2002, Kentucky League of Cities Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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