About KLC

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) is a non-stock, nonprofit membership association serving more than 370 Kentucky cities and municipal agencies. 

KLC provides cities, leaders, and employees with many services including legislative advocacy, legal services, community consulting, training and online training, policy development and research, and more. KLC also provides enterprise services such as financing options for cities, and the Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services insures more municipal clients than any other insurance carrier in Kentucky.

KLC is governed by an 18-member Executive Board of Directors representing communities of all sizes. The 68 members of the KLC Board of Directors develop a legislative agenda every year, provide legislative strategy, and review policy issues.  

KLC was formed in 1927 when 12 Kentucky cities came together to create a unified front on common legislative issues, and to create economies of scale for purchases. Today, KLC continues to respond to our members' changing needs.

In 1987, cities came to KLC because they could not afford or find insurance. The result is now called Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services, a member-owned insurance pool.  

KLC is recognized as one of the nation's most innovative and successful leagues of its kind.

In addition to the membership association, KLC serves as the administrator of several other entities, each of which is governed by separate boards of directors.   

KLC Mission Statement

KLC serves those who serve, working as the unified voice of Kentucky cities by enhancing efforts to improve quality of life through community innovation, effective leadership, and quality governance.

KLC's Core Values serve as the cultural foundation of the organization. They embody the spirit and collective conscience of KLC and its employees. Our core values describe how we fulfill our mission by representing the enduring ideals and principles that guide all of our actions. 

We believe:

  • Kentucky's cities play an essential role in shaping the future of the commonwealth.
  • Local decisions are best made at the local level.
  • Our exceptional services and products help cities function effectively and enhance the quality of life within communities.
  • Building and cultivating relationships with governments, organizations, and individuals furthers the mission of KLC.

We embrace:

  • Customer service based on attentive listening and measured by timely and appropriate responses.
  • Credibility built on a commitment to high ethical standards, accountability, competence, and nonpartisanship.
  • Teamwork and continuous learning that drives improvement and innovation.
  • Caring and mutual respect that fosters a supportive working environment.

Serving All
Vibrant communities respect, involve, and serve all their residents. Core to our mission, the Kentucky League of Cities is committed to modeling equity, diversity, and inclusivity for its staff and member city officials. KLC strives to develop and support a robustly diverse community where all members engage and belong.​​

KLC will:

  • Be more intentional about equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
  • Strengthen and maintain an equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environment.
  • Engage staff members and city officials to understand implicit biases and expand cultural competencies.
  • Empower city officials to foster and promote equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplaces and community practices.
  • Collaborate and align with various organizations, associations, and educational institutions to further equity, diversity, and inclusion.