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Kentucky Association of Counties names new president

David Nicholson
David Nicholson

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov 9, 2017) — Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk David L. Nicholson was inaugurated as the new executive board president for the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) on Nov. 9. Nicholson is the first KACo president from Jefferson County and the first circuit court clerk to hold the position.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve as the next president of KACo,” Nicholson said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this terrific organization that is dedicated to serving all 120 counties of the great Commonwealth of Kentucky. Having served in various leadership positions throughout my career, I value consensus-building and believe in excellence through collaboration. I strongly support cross-agency collaboration, the sharing of our resources and innovative approaches such as public-private partnerships.”

The inauguration was held at a banquet at the Galt House in Louisville as part of the annual KACo Conference and Exposition. Nicholson is the 43rd president of KACo.

David Nicholson, a lifelong resident of Louisville, was elected Jefferson County circuit court clerk in 2006 and re-elected to a second term in 2012. Nicholson has played a major role at KACo for several years, most recently serving as KACo’s first vice president. Nicholson is also a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and serves as the subcommittee vice-chair of courts and corrections on NACo’s Justice and Public Safety Committee.

KACo is a service organization, based in Frankfort, whose members include elected county officials in Kentucky. Since its creation in 1974, KACo has represented the needs of county government providing the highest quality programs and services to counties, such as insurance, financing services and legislative solutions.