Ethics Board

To view the St. Matthews Ethics Ordinance click here.

Raymond Brown

Raymond Brown

Rev. Raymond Brown is a retired minister of the Protestant, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), denomination.  He served as Pastor of congregations in Cincinnati, OH, Lexington and Louisville, KY.  Rev. Brown is a twenty year resident of St. Matthews and has served on the board of the Louisville New Directions Housing Corporation and the Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition.  He is married and has one daughter.

Joseph Buddell

Joseph Buddell

Joseph Buddell is retired and a member of the St. Matthews community for more than 40 years. He served as Mayor of Cherrywood Village until the annexation with St. Matthews in 2000. Mr. Buddell has also been involved in the Metro Louisville Neighborhood Institute program that explores all neighborhoods throughout Jefferson County. He is married and has one daughter.

Kevin Garvey

Kevin Garvey

Kevin Garvey is a retired judge having served on the District and Circuit Court bench for 29 years. He is a resident of St. Matthews for over 30 years.  Mr. Garvey is married with four children and seven grandchildren.

Residents and businesses expect efficiency, inclusiveness, and ethical leadership from local government.

City of St. Matthews – A Certified City of Ethics

Certification under the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) Certified City of Ethics recognizes cities and city officials that have adopted principles and procedures that offer guidance on ethical issues, and a mechanism to resolve complaints.

All elected officials and ethics board members must complete intense City Ethics Ordinance training provided by KLC which addresses the six ethics principles to govern the conduct of city’s officials and employees.

These principles are:

  • Serve the public interest, not our own
  • Fulfill the duties and responsibilities of holding public office
  • Be ethical and professional
  • Be fiscally responsible with the city resources
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully
  • Create an environment of honesty, openness and integrity

The City of St. Matthews is PROUD to be a Certified City of Ethics.

Mayor Tonini with the City of Ethics Certification Certificate presented by the Kentucky League of Cities.

View the STM Ethics Ordinance Click Here