Nash officially takes leave of absence from city duties

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Bowling Green City Commissioner Brian “Slim” Nash attended his final commission meeting Tuesday afternoon before taking a leave of absence from all city duties.

During the meeting, each commissioner and Mayor Bruce Wilkerson gave remarks about Nash’s recent conduct. Nash was arrested last May and charged with public intoxication. He later pleaded guilty in court.

As part of a settlement between Nash and a Special Counsel who was hired to investigate ethics complaints against the commissioner, Nash is taking the four-week leave of absence and will donate his city salary from the four weeks to a substance abuse recovery center. Nash will also be participating in the city’s Employee Assistance Program.

The Special Counsel, attorney Stacey Blankenship, determined the elected leader did violate the city’s ethics policies, but did not use or attempt to use his official position to secure special privileges.