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Kentucky League of Cities members elected new leadership

Jim Hamberg

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky League of Cities members elected new leadership for the following year. Members selected Versailles Mayor Brian Traugott president, Southgate Mayor Jim Hamberg first vice president, and Auburn Mayor Mike Hughes second vice president. London Mayor Troy Rudder becomes KLC’s immediate past president. Additionally, several new members were elected to the KLC Board of Directors and Executive Board.

The 17-member KLC Executive Board is the League’s governing board and oversees its business operations. The 66-member Board of Directors develops a legislative agenda every year, provides legislative strategy, and reviews policy issues. Members of the Executive Board also serve on the Board of Directors.

Brian Traugott

Mayor Traugott thanked the League for the selection and promised to work on behalf of cities across the state. “Kentucky League of Cities has the ability to bring people together of every stripe under a unifying force,” he stated. “The League connects community leaders from different parts of the state and different backgrounds. I’m looking forward to getting to know a lot of our city leaders and to helping the rising tide lift all boats.”

KLC Executive Director/CEO J.D. Chaney thanked the three elected officials for sharing their time and expertise. “The League is lucky to have such dedicated public servants working in these key positions,” he said. “We have been blessed to have a long line of devoted public servants serve as KLC president, and I know Mayor Traugott will continue that legacy.

Mike Hughes

Additionally, Chaney recognized the service Mayor Rudder provided to the League and its members during his tenure as president. “He has been an outstanding president in what has been a challenging time,” Chaney responded. “The entire KLC staff and the thousands of city officials and employees across the state are grateful for his guidance. Mayor Rudder likes to say that the hallmark of public service is to leave it better than you found it. I can say without hesitation that Mayor Rudder has done that for the League.”

The Kentucky League of Cities is a nonprofit member organization that has served Kentucky cities and municipal organizations since 1927. The League provides cities various services, including legislative advocacy, legal guidance, training, economic development, financing, and research.

Additional members of the 2021-22 KLC Executive Board:

  • Councilmember Susan Barto, City of Lyndon
  • City Attorney Scott Crabtree, City of Franklin
  • Mayor Rita Dotson, City of Benton
  • City Administrator Jeffrey Edwards, City of Somerset
  • Mayor Bonnie Jung, City of Douglass Hills
  • Mayor Scott Madon, City of Pineville
  • Mayor Mike Perros, City of Danville
  • Mayor David Prater Jr., City of Fulton
  • Mayor Paul Sandefur, City of Beaver Dam
  • Councilmember Bill Sheckles, City of Bardstown
  • Mayor Rick Skinner, City of Williamstown
  • Mayor Les Stapleton, City of Prestonsburg
  • Mayor Laura White-Brown, City of Morehead

Additional members of the 2021-22 KLC Board of Directors:

  • Mayor Brenda Allen, City of Campbellsville
  • Chief Development Officer Kevin Atkins, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • Mayor Steve Austin, City of Henderson
  • Mayor Daniel Bell, City of Taylor Mill
  • Mayor Robert Blythe, City of Richmond
  • Mayor George Bray, City of Paducah
  • President James Brown, Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • Mayor Ed Burtner, City of Winchester
  • President Jeff Camp, Code Administrators Association of Kentucky
  • Commissioner David Cartmell, City of Maysville
  • Mayor Beverly Chester-Burton, City of Shively
  • Mayor Kevin Cotton, City of Madisonville
  • Ms. Kristan Curry, Kentucky Chapter American Planning Association
  • President Brian Dehner, Kentucky City/County Management Association
  • Mayor Bill Dieruf, City of Jeffersontown
  • Mayor Larry Dixon, City of Franklin
  • City Manager Philip Elswick, City of Pikeville
  • Mayor Bruce Fraley, City of Berea
  • Councilmember Marty Fulkerson, City of Elizabethtown
  • Mr. Scott Hall, Kentucky Occupational License Association
  • Mayor Roddy Harrison, City of Williamsburg
  • Mayor Dwayne Hatcher, City of Cave City
  • Mayor Jude Hehman, City of Fort Mitchell
  • Mayor Curtis Hockenbury, City of Shepherdsville
  • Mayor Alan Keck, City of Somerset
  • Mayor Philip King, City of Bardwell
  • Chief Steve Kyle, Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs
  • President Bridgette Lester, KY ABC Administrators Association
  • Chief Jeffrey Liles, Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Councilmember Amanda Mays Bledsoe, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • Mayor Paul Meier, Crestview Hills
  • Mayor Joseph Meyer, City of Covington
  • Mayor Robert Money, City of Flemingsburg
  • Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison Lena Muldoon, Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government
  • Mayor Tracy Neice, City of Hindman
  • Mayor Kathy O’Nan, City of Mayfield
  • Commissioner Sue Parrigin, City of Bowling Green
  • Mayor Billy Phelps, City of Morgantown
  • President Darren Sammons, Municipal Attorneys Association of Kentucky
  • Mr. Marlon Sams, Kentucky Recreation and Park Society
  • Mr. Joseph Schepers, Kentucky Chapter American Public Works Association
  • President Candice Selph, Kentucky Public Human Resources Association
  • Mayor Harold Slone, City of Louisa
  • President Kathy Walker, Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association
  • Mayor Mark Walter, City of West Liberty
  • President Angela Waninger, Kentucky Government Finance Officers Association
  • Mayor Diane Whalen, City of Florence
  • Mayor Janice Yonts, City of Greenville

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