President John Hackett, Jr. is an “at large” member and legislative conduit for all six districts in the city of Fairfield, a
class 6 municipality.
Councilor Hackett was elected by the Council as President Pro Tempore and served as Chair of the Planning &
Zoning Committee. After the then Council President was voted to fill the vacated seat of Mayor, the Council voted
Councilor Hackett as the new Council President. He is the ex-officio member of all Council committees and attends
committee meetings regularly. To boost morale, the visibility of leadership and community awareness, President
Penny often attends District Neighborhood Association Meetings. He is deeply vested in encouraging citizen
participation.
President Hackett is well versed in many aspects of building construction and engineering with his bachelor’s degree
and over 50 years of knowledge, work experience, additional education and certifications in the acquired field. He is
increasingly excited to assist in the institution of a comprehensive plan that is conscious of an economic growth
continuum, large scale development needs, the mom and pop business market, and other agencies that would be
beneficial to the citizens, Council, to stimulate the economy.

Eddie Penny is the presiding officer of the Fairfield City Council and as a Mayor, his responsibilities extend over all
six districts in the City of Fairfield.
Mayor Penny presides over City Council Meetings which are held every first and third Monday at 7:00pm at Fairfield
City Hall.
Mayor Penny extends the platform for citizens, officials and any other member of the general public to relay their
concerns to the governmental body, while ensuring they are properly channeled through administration. He is
observant of parliamentary procedure, and insightful to those who wish to partake in the functions of the
Mayor-Council form of government in an orderly fashion.
It is Mayor Penny’s duty to commission the Council to evaluate effective methods of providing comprehensive
resolutions to the city’s problems. He designates Council Committees to study existing ordinances, resolutions,
policies and when necessary, creation of new policy may be required. To boost morale, the visibility of leadership and
community awareness, Mayor Penny often attends District Neighborhood Association Meetings. He is deeply vested
in encouraging citizen participation.
Retired from Jefferson County Board of Education, highly knowledgeable on workforce development, and as a former
Fairfield Board of Education member, Mayor Penny is focused on advancing initiatives that promote retention. It
remains a concern of his, that the youth of this community be equipped with a quality education and empowered with
economic options upon graduation. He hopes to inspire the student population to become degree seekers on the
bachelors, masters and even doctorate levels to which are all offered here in this great city. Mayor Penny also wants
the city of Fairfield to be a safe environment for the collegiate base, the corporate and blue collar working class and
their families. He took office to make it perceptible for Fairfield to have a growing economy again, conducive to job
placement and security, trade acquisition, entrepreneurship and all the facets of free enterprise.
In his capacity as an elected official, Mayor Penny is prioritizing restoration of the city’s finances, and will continue to
work closely with the Council President and the Budget & Finance Committee to make informed decisions regarding
the expenditures necessary to disburse viable city services. As your Mayor, he will ensure that there is an opportunity
for every voice to be heard and the legislative actions speak to the expressed concerns.

President. John Hackett, Jr.