Kenneth was elected mayor of Fort Worth four times, serving from 1996 until retiring in 2003. Before being elected mayor he served three years as a member of the City Council.
Currently, he is an elected member of the Board of Trustees of Tarrant County College (TCC), is vice president of the board and he represents TCC on the board of the TCC Foundation. TCC is a six-campus community college with almost 100,000 students enrolled annually.
From 2008 to 2019 he was a member and chairman of the board of the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA). NTTA operates more than 1,000 lane miles of toll roads, bridges and tunnels across the Dallas/Fort Worth region.
Currently, he is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Medical City Fort Worth Hospital and the immediate past chair of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth.
Kenneth is a past chairman of the North Texas Commission and Fort Worth Sister Cities International. He is a former chairman of the Texas Municipal League, president of the Exchange Club of Fort Worth and president of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth.