Mayor James "J.H." Atkins

Mayor James "J.H." Atkins served as a Danville City Commissioner before taking his seat as Mayor in 2023. 

Mayor Atkins is a retired educator; serving as a Social Studies Teacher in Danville Schools, Principal at Danville's Toliver Elementary School, Director of Elementary Schools in Fayette County and The Assistant Vice President for Diversity/ Associate Professor of Education at Centre College. 

Mayor Atkins is a U.S. Army Veteran and has served for over thirty years on various community-focused committees and organizations. 


In the News (click the image to read more)

KSU Alumnus Makes History

James Atkins_Founders Day

Centre College "Living History"


FOX 56 : Meet Mayor J.H. Atkins

2023 Commission (3)