Bill Dieruf

Mayor's Office
Title: Mayor
Phone: (502) 267-8333

The Dieruf family is the proprietor of Jeffersontown’s oldest family owned and operated business. Dieruf Hardware opened its doors in 1946 and is still providing that personal small town customer service today. As a substitute professor at the University of Louisville School of Business Management, Bill enjoyed instilling in his students the WOW value of customer service.

As Mayor for the past seven years, Bill has worked with agencies, associations and both local and state officials to make Jeffersontown a place of economic growth and development for businesses of all size. It is important to him that Jeffersontown is the “Best place to live, work and play.”

Bill’s political career began in November 2000 when he was appointed to serve on the Jeffersontown City Council. He was elected to four additional terms, serving as councilman for ten years. On November 2, 2010 he was elected to serve as Mayor of Jeffersontown and was reelected to serve a third term in November 2019. As Mayor, Bill is very active and involved in both local and state government to ensure that Jeffersontown continues to grow while maintaining its local community feel.

Mayor Dieruf serves our community on the following Boards and Committees:

Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) – 2011 - Present
• President
o KLC Executive Board
o KLC Board of Directors
o Budget & Audit Committee
o KLC Premium Finance Board
o KLC Investment Pool Plus
o LKC Funding Trust
o Kentucky Bond Corporation
o Kentucky Development Corporation
• Second Vice President
• Executive Board
• Board of Directors

Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services Association (KLCIS) – 2010 - Present
• Board of Trustees - Past Chair

Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) – 2010 - Present
• Board of Directors, Past Chair
• Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) - Past Chair

Jefferson County League of Cities (JCLC) - 2010 - Present
• Past President
• Executive Board
• Board of Directors

Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) - Board of Directors - 2010 - Present

Chamber Jeffersontown- Board of Directors - 2010 - Present

Campbellsville University- Visitors Board of Directors – 2011 - Present

Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan – Board of Advisors - Present

WAVE 3 Editorial Board – 2016 – Present

Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts – 2019 - Present

Mayor Dieruf and his wife Jody have been married for 40 years. They have one daughter, Jennifer, who is married to Ben Smith. He has two grandsons, Luke and Carter, which are the bright spot of his day. Bill is a proud graduate of St. Xavier, Class of 1973. After high school, he attended the University of Kentucky where he graduated with his Accounting Degree in 1976. He loves to support his alma maters and attend alumni and community events. He believes in family first and the community of Jeffersontown is part of that family.

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