Cheryl A. Hilvert 
was appointed to the Board to represent local governments in December 2002. After over 31 years of service to local governments in Ohio, she now serves as Director of the Center for Management Practices with the International City/County Management Association, a professional association for local government managers from across the world. Ms. Hilvert is member of the Senior Executive Institute Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Innovation. Ms. Hilvert has been inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni of Eastern Kentucky University and was named as a Woman of Achievement by the YMCA. The International City Management Association has also designated her as a Certified Public Manager. Ms. Hilvert has a Bachelorís Degree in Political Science and a Masterís Degree in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.