Effective on January 1st, 2019 Bruce Fraley (Eastern Kentucky ’85) now serves as the Mayor of Berea, Kentucky. A double major in political science and sociology, he graduated cum laude before embarking on his career in public service. He spent the next 34 years with the Social Security Administration, retired in 2017, and subsequently served on the Berea City Council.

“I think for me it’s that I feel the calling to serve other people,” Fraley said about running for mayor. “That’s what we’re supposed to do is help others, to lift up others and try to make life better for the people that are around us. I also feel a strong sense of love for my city, the city that I grew up in, that I’m retired in and that I hope to live in for the rest of my life.”

Fraley adds to the long and rich history of SAEs who have served in public and government roles.




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