About Eric

Eric is serving his first term as City Commissioner. He is a native of Frankfort, and took office on January 1, 2019. He believes Frankfort is a wonderful community, ripe with opportunity.  He is dedicated to our people and will work to build a brighter future and a better quality of life for everyone.

Eric is a graduate Bald Knob Elementary, Bondurant Middle, and a 2001 of Frankfort’s Western Hills High School. He earned a Bachelors in Communications at the University of Kentucky and is working to complete a Masters of Historic Preservation.

Eric serves many volunteer roles in Frankfort and Kentucky working to preserve our past and build opportunity for our future. He serves as a statewide director for historic preservation, focusing on community engagement, planning and adaptive reuse of existing historic resources to bring economic development opportunity to Kentucky’s rural communities. He believes in the power of people to create change and thinks good leadership focuses on giving people a platform to develop and spread ideas that work. He feels called to be a public servant, to lead by example and to be a conduit to bring people together to achieve shared goals.

Eric believes the people of his hometown can accomplish anything. He is dedicated to informing and educating the community about important issues and creating an open government that allows everyone to participate. Building on the foundation of Frankfort’s historic past is critical to creating a vibrant and viable future, especially for the historic downtown core. By bridging the gap between local and state government and the citizens of our city, we can make measurable achievements that will benefit everyone.

Eric Whisman 2020

A letter to my hometown,

I’m Eric E. Whisman and I’m a current Frankfort City Commissioner and running for re-election to continue to bring a new vision to Frankfort because I believe our community can achieve more.

Frankfort is my hometown, and I feel fortunate to live here and remain deeply rooted in our community. I’m proud of our genuinely kind and thoughtful town that has given me so much. I’m grateful to my family and my many mentors and teachers that have instilled their values that have contributed to my growth, giving me the confidence needed to pursue the chance of running to serve in such an honorable position.

I feel honored to serve Frankfort and I’m working hard to help build a better future for our community. We are at a critical point in Frankfort’s development and moving ahead requires strong leadership and fresh ideas. For too long our voices went unheard and major decisions were made by those not invested in our town, but no longer. It’s time for Frankfort to prosper and I know we have great days ahead of us.

Each day, I work to bring new life, ideas and energy to my hometown. This task requires creative thinking and the ability to bring diverse groups together to accomplish common goals. As your City Commissioner, I continue to build on Frankfort’s potential, support our people and give everyone a voice to find solutions to our problems.

I am dedicated to making a difference but can only do so with your help. We must work together to develop a long-term vision for our future and build on our historic foundations. I’m dedicated to listening and engaging our community to draw on the expertise of our citizens. I support our people first and work to provide opportunity for everyone to achieve more.

I know good things can happen in Frankfort with renewed hope and positive energy. Let’s work together to build a better quality of life for everyone.


Eric E. Whisman