Governor's Office for Policy and Management

Office Description


The Governor's Office for Policy and Management is responsible for the preparation of the Executive Budget as well as the implementation and oversight of the Budget of the Commonwealth as enacted by the General Assembly. The preparation of the budget includes assisting the state agencies with their budget requests, analyzing the requests, and making recommendations to the Governor. The Office conducts regular and ongoing financial and policy analysis to assist in the development of Executive policy and for use in directing and monitoring implementation of that policy. The Office also engages in continuous evaluation of statewide management practices and procedures in an effort to realize maximum efficiency.



Contact Information

702 Capitol Avenue
Room 284, Capitol Annex
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: (502) 564-7300



Kevin Cardwell Janice Tomes
Deputy State Budget Director Deputy State Budget Director
Appropriation Units Policy and Budget Analyst
Executive Branch:  
General Government  
Office of the Governor Carla Wright
Office of State Budget Director Carla Wright
State Planning Fund Carla Wright
Unified Prosecutorial System: Janice Tomes​
 Commonwealth's Attorneys Janice Tomes
 County Attorneys Janice Tomes
Agriculture Kara Smothermon
Attorney General Janice Tomes
Auditor of Public Accounts Ethan Williams
Board of Elections Alex Kelly
Commission on Human Rights Janice Tomes
Commission on Women Janice Tomes
Department for Local Government Alex Kelly/Stacy Roland
Department of Veterans' Affairs Melissa Highfield Smith
Executive Branch Ethics Commission Michaela Giles
Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy Kara Smothermon
Homeland Security Alex Kelly
Judgments Carla Wright
Kentucky Employees Retirement System Teresa Sanders
Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Alex Kelly
Kentucky River Authority Kara Smothermon
KY Communications Network Authority Carla Wright
Local Government Economic Assistance Fund Alex Kelly/Stacy Roland
Local Government Economic Development Fund Alex Kelly/Stacy Roland
Area Development Fund Alex Kelly/Stacy Roland​
Military Affairs Alex Kelly
Occupational Boards and Commissions Kevin Cardwell​
Personnel Board Teresa Sanders
Registry of Election Finance Alex Kelly
School Facilities Construction Commission Carla Wright
Secretary of State Alex Kelly
Teachers' Retirement System Teresa Sanders
Treasury Alex Kelly
Appropriations Not Otherwise Classified Carla Wright
Economic Development Cabinet Ethan Williams
Department of Education  
Learning and Results Services Michaela Giles/Kara Smothermon
Operations and Support Services Michaela Giles/Kara Smothermon
Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) Program Michaela Giles/Kara Smothermon
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet  
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kara Smothermon
Direct Local Aid Kara Smothermon
Education Professional Standards Board Kara Smothermon
Employment and Training Kara Smothermon
Environmental Education Council Kara Smothermon
General Administration and Program Support Kara Smothermon
Kentucky Educational Television Kara Smothermon
Libraries and Archives Kara Smothermon
Office for the Blind Kara Smothermon
Proprietary Education Kara Smothermon
Vocational Rehabilitation Kara Smothermon
Energy and Environment Cabinet  
Energy Development and Independence Ethan Williams
Environmental Protection Ethan Williams
Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission Ethan Williams
Natural Resources Ethan Williams
Public Service Commission Ethan Williams
Secretary Ethan Williams
Finance and Administration Cabinet  
Commonwealth Office of Technology Carla Wright
Controller Carla Wright
County Costs Carla Wright
Debt Service Carla Wright
Facilities and Support Services Carla Wright
General Administration Carla Wright
Office of Inspector General Carla Wright
Property Valuation Administrators Carla Wright
Revenue Carla Wright
Health and Family Services Cabinet  
Aging and Independent Living Stacy Roland​
Behavioral Health, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities Glenna Goins
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs Stacy Roland​
Community Based Services Stacy Roland​
Family Resource Centers and Volunteer Services Stacy Roland​
General Administration and Program Support Glenna Goins
Health Benefit Exchange Glenna Goins
Health Policy Glenna Goins
Income Support Stacy Roland​
Medicaid Glenna Goins
Public Health Glenna Goins
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet  
Criminal Justice Training Melissa Highfield Smith
Corrections: Melissa Highfield Smith
 Corrections Management Melissa Highfield Smith
 Community Services and Local Facilities Melissa Highfield Smith
 Adult Correctional Institutions Melissa Highfield Smith
 Local Jail Support Melissa Highfield Smith
Justice Administration Melissa Highfield Smith
Juvenile Justice Melissa Highfield Smith
Public Advocacy Melissa Highfield Smith
State Police Melissa Highfield Smith
Labor Cabinet  
Office of Adminstrative Services Kevin Cardwell​
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Kevin Cardwell
Secretary Kevin Cardwell
Workers' Claims Kevin Cardwell
Workers' Compensation Funding Commission Kevin Cardwell
Workplace Standards Kevin Cardwell
Personnel Cabinet  
General Operations Teresa Sanders
Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority Teresa Sanders
State Group Health Insurance Fund Teresa Sanders
Workers' Compensation Benefits and Reserve Teresa Sanders
Postsecondary Education  
Council on Postsecondary Education Carla Wright
Eastern Kentucky University Carla Wright
Kentucky State University Carla Wright
Morehead State University Carla Wright
Murray State University Carla Wright
Northern Kentucky University Carla Wright
University of Kentucky Carla Wright
University of Louisville Carla Wright
Western Kentucky University Carla Wright
Kentucky Community and Technical College System Carla Wright
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Carla Wright
Public Protection Cabinet:  
Alcoholic Beverage Control Kevin Cardwell
Board of Claims/Crime Victims' Compensation Kevin Cardwell
Board of Tax Appeals Kevin Cardwell
Boxing and Wrestling Authority Kevin Cardwell
Charitable Gaming Kevin Cardwell
Financial Institutions Kevin Cardwell
Horse Racing Commission Kevin Cardwell
Housing, Buildings and Construction Kevin Cardwell
Insurance Kevin Cardwell
KY Claims Commission Kevin Cardwell
Professional Licensing Kevin Cardwell
Secretary Kevin Cardwell​
Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet:  
Artisans Center Teresa Sanders
Arts Council Teresa Sanders
Fish and Wildlife Resources Teresa Sanders
Heritage Council Teresa Sanders
Historical Society Teresa Sanders
Horse Park Commission Teresa Sanders
Kentucky Center for the Arts Teresa Sanders
Parks Teresa Sanders
Secretary Teresa Sanders
State Fair Board Teresa Sanders
Travel Teresa Sanders
Transportation Cabinet:  
Aviation Kara Smothermon
Revenue Sharing Kara Smothermon
Debt Service Kara Smothermon
Public Transportation Kara Smothermon
Highways Kara Smothermon
Vehicle Regulation Kara Smothermon
General Administration and Support Kara Smothermon
Legislative Branch:  
General Assembly Glenna Goins
Legislative Research Commission Glenna Goins
Judicial Branch:  
Court Operations and Administration Melissa Highfield Smith
Local Facilities Fund Melissa Highfield Smith
Judicial Form Retirement System Melissa Highfield Smith
Accounting Staff:  
Internal Policy Analyst III Marty Miller
Support Staff:  
Receptionist Traci Hedrick
Technology Staff:  
KBUD Administrator Phillip Rosell
OSBD Webmaster
KLIR Administrator
Wireless Coordinator