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Kevin Hardman has served elected office in Sharonville since January 2000. He has been Mayor since January 2013. As part of those duties, he serves as Chairperson of the City's Planning Commission. He represents Sharonville as President of the Hamilton County Municipal League, a Board Member of the Greater Cincinnnati Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Hamilton County Convention Facilities Authority. He previously served as a Board Member of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments. Prior to becoming Mayor, Kevin served the city as member and chairperson of the Board of Zoning Appeals, Ward One Council member, and President of Council. Kevin is a lifelong resident of Sharonville and a 1989 graduate of Princeton High School. He and wife, Amy, are proud to raise their four children, Alyssa, Matthew, Noah, and Samuel only blocks from his childhood home.
He graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in political science and broadcast journalism. He has a juris doctor degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. For 18 years, he served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the criminal division of the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office. There, he supervised felony and juvenile prosecutors, represented the State of Ohio in the most serious felony cases and served on Ohio's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. In August 2015, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Administrative Judge John Williams appointed Kevin to be the Court's administrator. In this role, he oversaw the daily operations of a Court that impacts the lives of thousands of county children every year. Hearing a call to return to a law enforcement role, in April 2019, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell welcomed Kevin's expertise and trial skills as a Warren County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.
Kevin is a member of the Sharonville Republican Club, Sharonville United Methodist Church (where he leads the church's praise team), Hamilton County Republican Party Executive Committee, and the Sharonville Kiwanis Club. He has been actively involved in Cub Scout Pack 485, coached and still actively cheers his children's Sharonville Youth Organization sporting teams.