It’s time to shine! Nominate your city or someone in it for one of the Kentucky League of Cities Awards. Since 1999, the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has been recognizing cities, city officials, and city employees for their contributions to the commonwealth. The annual awards program is an opportunity to recognize the exceptional work being done by Kentucky cities and the people leading them. “We appreciate the daily drive and dedication of city officials and employees throughout the commonwealth,” said KLC Executive Director|CEO James D. Chaney. “It is always extra special when we get an opportunity to spotlight just a few of those successes.”
The Elected City Official of the Year Award recognizes a dynamic official who demonstrates outstanding leadership and innovation. Submit a nomination for 2023 Elected City Official of the Year here. The award is sponsored by KLC Cornerstone Partner Adams Law.
The City Employee of the Year Award brings recognition to an exceptional city employee who performs at a distinguished level to improve his or her local government and community. Submit a nomination for 2023 City Employee of the Year here. The award is sponsored by Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP.
The KLC City Government of the Year Award recognizes a city that has done something transformational. Submit a nomination for 2023 City Government of the Year here. The award is Sponsored by KLC Cornerstone Partner, Collins & Company, Inc. Submissions are due by July 14, 2023.
The KLC “Leadership Enrichment And Development” (LEAD) scholarship award program benefits mayors throughout Kentucky by providing financial assistance for KLC conferences and learning events. One recipient is selected each year. The award is sponsored by KLC Cornerstone Partner Enterprise Fleet Management.
The Mayor Ann C. Deatherage LEAD award recognizes a Kentucky mayor whose leadership demonstrates a passion for local public service and commitment to lifelong learning. The award is specifically designed to benefit cities that have a limited education/training budget. Learn more about the origins of the LEAD Award and the mayor it memorializes. The LEAD scholarship winner will receive a full registration to the 2023 KLC & Conference & Expo, Sept. 19-22 in Lexington, and will be recognized during the awards luncheon. The winning mayor will also receive a scholarship to the 2024 KLC City Officials Academy.
Applications for the 2023 LEAD Award may be submitted here. Applications are due by Aug. 4, 2023.