A Note from Mayor Diane E Whalen's Desk

Headshot of Diane Whalen   Welcome to My Hometown! 

Ask me about my city!  Like a proud parent, I am happy to brag about the many successes we have experienced, but am kept humble by the challenges we face. I am honored to be able to continue my service as Mayor of my hometown.

I welcome you to take a look inside Florence.  Our residents and visitors deserve the best that their local government can provide.  We continue our commitment to building and maintaining a healthy, safe, economically stable community that can provide the best in public safety and public services for our residents.

Community attractions include the Family Aquatic Center and the World of Golf, an 18 hole executive par-3 golf course located on 65 acres in the heart of Florence. We offer other recreational opportunities including the Florence/Boone County Skate Park and our many neighborhood parks. The Florence Nature Park includes two beautiful facilities that are available for rent, The Kalb Gathering House and the Nature Park Event Center. All of these are joined by the Florence Y’ALL’s Minor League Baseball team and the thrill of horse racing at the soon to be constructed, Turfway Racing and Gaming. We also invite you to stop by and check out our 8,500 square foot Florence Senior Activity Center.

Florence will provide you with unlimited options for your shopping and dining pleasure which can be found by visiting the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors website, www.meetnky.com.

We are fortunate to have a wide variety of housing options, a number of recreational amenities; many entertainment options; plenty of shopping and dining opportunities; state-of-the art healthcare services; and a thriving commercial base that offers diverse employment opportunities.  We know you will agree Florence is a great place for you to live, work and play.