County Judge/Executive

Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore


Gary Moore St. E.Gary W. Moore was first elected Judge/Executive for Boone County, Kentucky in 1998.  The Judge/Executive is the highest elected office in county government. Boone County is the fourth most populated and one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  

Gary Moore’s tenure as Judge/Executive parallels a distinguished career in both private business and public service. Judge Moore currently serves as the President of OKI Regional Council of Governments as well as serving on the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) Board of Directors. He recently served as the President of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and is the past Chairman of the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Board of Trustees. 

Judge/Executive Gary Moore has provided vision and leadership for Boone County during a period of tremendous growth and development.  As a result, in just the last ten years Boone County has been awarded over 150 economic projects totaling $3.6 Billion in capital investment, creating more than 16,000 new jobs.  Boone County’s population has increased from 86,000 residents in 2000 to over 135,000 according to the recent 2020 census.

Judge Moore continues to build strong partnerships with the cities, schools, and agencies across the county, state and the region. These working relationships have delivered results that have improved the economic development, growth, and the overall quality of life for people of Boone County.  With Judge Moore’s leadership, the County has continued to grow as a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.



4 th

largest county



42 mi

of riverfront