David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston serves as the City Manager for the City of Covington, Kentucky. 

Johnston has 20 years of experience as a local government manager, having served as the City Manager for the City of Maple Valley, WA, Village Administrator for the City of Rantoul, IL and Coal City, IL, and Town Manager for the City of Westfield, IN.

Additionally, Johnston has served as the Administrative Director of the Indiana Health Centers, Inc., the Adjunct Faculty Member at Indiana University-Purdue University, and ran two small state agencies for the State of Indiana.

Johnston holds a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute.

Originally from Warsaw, Indiana, Johnston relocated to Covington with his wife Carole and their dog Harvey.

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