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Jerry Bamberger, former Cov. City Commissioner, director of MainStrasse Village Ass’n, has died

Former Covington City Commissioner Jerry Bamberger passed away this morning after a long fight with cancer.

Bamberger, a longtime Latonia resident, served on the Commission for 17 consecutive years, from 1992 until the end of 2008.

Former Covington City Commissioner Jerry Bamberger and his wife, Babs, in the photo he used as his Facebook profile.

He also served as executive director of the MainStrasse Village Association.

“Cities like Covington thrive because people step up and give unselfishly of their time and their energy,” Mayor Joe Meyer said. “Jerry was one of those people. There were many years when you couldn’t go to an event or meeting without seeing Jerry there speaking on behalf of residents.”

While in elective office, Bamberger was a fierce advocate for the Latonia neighborhood and for public safety officers. He also was one of the leaders who pushed for and helped create the River Cities Coalition to strengthen the voice of Northern Kentucky’s urban areas in Frankfort, the state capitol.

Bamberger also took active roles at Holy Cross Church and in the Holy Cross High School community, where his children and grandchildren attended.

Even stronger than his dedication to public service, however, was his commitment to his family. Bamberger had been married to his wife, Babs, for 37 years when she died in February 2014.

The City offers its condolences to Bamberger’s family and his wide circle of friends.

City of Covington

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  1. Happy Trails to a fine gentleman who dedicated a great part of his life promoting the citizens of Covington, Kentucky as well as Kenton County and Northern Kentucky. I always found his companionship to be most respected and admired. He will long be remembered for the festivals and his organization skill in the social economic fabric of Covington. A good job God’s good and faithful servant.
    Dr. John Stephenson former Superintendent of Education for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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