Commissioner Paul Zimmerman

Posted: January 01, 2011

Commissioner Paul Zimmerman

Commissioner Paul Zimmerman

Paul Zimmerman is a fifth-generation Louisvillian who moved to Middletown at the age of eight in 1947. He attended Middletown Elementary School and graduated from Eastern High School. He went on to the University of Kentucky where he became a Life Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and earned a degree in journalism. He also was a member of Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism fraternity.

He served in the U. S. Army Reserve and began his working life as the police reporter for the old Lexington Leader newspaper. From there he joined the news staff of WAVE radio and television, leaving the station in 1972 as Television News Producer. He was a freelance writer for a time and then was chosen as Executive Director of the Louisville Board of Independent Insurance Agents. When that organization merged with Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky, he became Director of Communication. While serving in that position he achieved the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. He retired from the association in 2003.

Paul has two children: a son, Adam, who lives in Middletown, and a daughter, Brooke, who lives in Chicago with her husband, Matthew, and son, Felix. Paul will have two grandchildren this July, when Felix becomes a big brother.

Paul has many ties to his community. He has been a member of Middletown United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. He serves as a Trustee of Historic Middletown, Inc., and is Treasurer of the Historic Middletown Museum. He also serves as Treasurer of the Middletown Inn Historic Preservation Corporation and is on the Executive Board of the Middletown Civic Club.

Running for the office of Middletown Commissioner was his first attempt to win elected office. He looks forward to serving the people of the city and helping to make Middletown a better place to live and work.