Deputy Judge Executive
Colleen Chaney was appointed by Judge Executive Reagan Taylor and confirmed by the Madison County Fiscal Court on January 5, 2015. Under Kentucky Revised Statute, the County Judge Executive may appoint a Deputy Judge Executive who shall serve at his/her pleasure.
The Deputy Judge may exercise all administrative powers, duties, and responsibilities of the County Judge Executive in his/her absence with exception of presiding over Fiscal Court meetings and performing marriages.
Colleen Chaney has spent over 17 years of her career serving the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in a variety of capacities. She was bit by the government and politics bug as a young girl and chose to pursue degrees in Political Science and Communications from Indiana University. She parlayed her education into a career of public service beginning at the statewide level in member relations with the Kentucky League of Cities, then serving as the youngest female commissioner for Governor Ernie Fletcher in the Governor’s Office of Local Development, and finally as Director of Corporate and Legislative Affairs for Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Colleen was excited to return to her home county, joining then newly elected Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger and later serving as District Director for Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr.
Colleen has gained a reputation of successfully transitioning newly elected officials into their opening years of public life. In 2014, Madison County Judge Executive Reagan Taylor invited Colleen to join his team as Deputy Judge Executive. Together they have been focused on enhancing community services and fostering an environment ripe for economic prosperity with a goal of strengthening the County for future generations of Madison Countians. Colleen lives in Madison County with her husband, J.D. Chaney, and their daughters, Adaleen and Evaleen.
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