Gayle Kaler was elected Paducah's Mayor in November 2012. Previously she served three terms as City Commissioner beginning in 2007.
For 47 years Mayor Kaler has owned Chantillies, a beauty salon located in Paducah. She has worked in Paducah 52 years.
Mayor Kaler is a member of the Greater Paducah Sustainability (GPS)-Recycle Now and a former member of the Paducah Rotary Club. When she served as City Commissioner, she served on the Airport Board, Commissioners of Water Works, and the Paducah Riverfront Development Authority. Her past community involvement includes a four year term as the first president of the LowerTown Renaissance Association.
Mayor Kaler has created several initiatives in the City of Paducah including the Mayor's Anti-Bullying Task Force, the Mayor's Art Club, the Mayor's Book Club, and the Mayor's Student Christmas Ornament Contest.