Robin Adams

Robin Adams speaks to members of the Berea City Council earlier this week. (Keith Taylor photo)

The City of Berea has a new city clerk.

Robin Adams, administrative assistant in the City of Berea Codes and Planning Department, will take over for long-time city clerk Cheryl Chasteen, who announced her retirement following 28 years of service to the city. Adams joined the city in 2011 and has experience with local programs such as the Berea College GEAR Up program as well as industry and banking experience.

Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley announced Adams’ hiring last week.

“I am pleased to announce the selection of our new City Clerk, Robin Adams,” Fraley said in a release. “Robin currently serves the 

city and citizens as Administrative Assistant in the Berea Codes and Planning Department.  Earlier this year, she earned “Level II Excellence in City Governance ”certification from the Kentucky League of Cities. I encourage all citizens and city staff to join me in congratulating Robin and welcoming her as our new City Clerk.”

Adams said she is prepared for her new role.

“I’m excited,” she said. “Being a lifelong resident of Berea with almost 9 years working with the City, I feel the transition to City Clerk will be a great opportunity to continue to serve the City.  I look forward to finding out what the future holds for Berea.”

Adams, along with newly-hired Director of Business Development Donna Angel were introduced to the members of the Berea City Council on Tuesday night.


On the job 


Angel’s first day on the job was Monday.

“She already knows her way around City Hall and she hasn’t gotten lost yet,” Fraley said. 

“I know my way to the coffee shop for sure,” she said with a laugh. “I’n Day 2 into my job and I absolutely love it. It’s very exciting (and) I’m very humbled and honored that I was selected for this position. 

“I feel like with my background experience in the finance world, which has afforded me so many opportunities to meet so many people in this town and businesses that I have served with and different charitable groups, I feel like I’m just a good fit (for the job). I love our community and I can hardly wait to get out and meet a lot of our people.”

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