In 1927, a group of dreamers decided it was time to give city governments a unified voice. They met to discuss creating something called the Kentucky Municipal League to advocate for the interests of cities at the state and federal levels of government. In doing so, they gave birth to today’s Kentucky League of Cities (KLC), one of the nation’s largest and most effective such organizations.
For nearly a century, the Kentucky League of Cities has served municipalities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky through advocacy and unity, adding training and financial services at a later date. In 1978 KLC developed innovative insurance programs, creating the state’s first workers’ compensation group self-insured program. Collectively these programs made the League a very special organization tailored to the unique needs of local governments.
“Having recently retired after spending nearly 14 wonderful years with KLC, I look back now and wonder why I ever retired. The entire KLC staff work in unison each day to support the member cities and I truly enjoyed being a part of this committed group for so many exciting and fulfilling years.”
- Robin Cooper, former KLC Chief Member Services Officer / former Mayor of Paintsville
At the heart of Kentucky League of Cities is a staff committed to exemplifying our core values, understanding the fundamental role of cities, advocating home rule, offering exceptional services and products, building and cultivating relationships with our members, and collaborating as a team. The KLC staff is comprised of some of the state’s most reputable experts in their industry. Satisfaction and fulfillment run rampant here at KLC, which is evidenced by more than 36 percent of our staff having 15 years or more of service, 47 percent having 10 years or more, and 68 percent having more than five years of service. The Kentucky League of Cities is a place where you can build a lifelong career and have fun doing it!
In addition to the perks of a fun, fulfilling work environment, our employees enjoy exceptional benefits:
Financial & Retirement Opportunities
Family & Parenting
Vacation & Time Off
Perks & Employee Activities
Our culture and commitment to each other and our members makes the Kentucky League of Cities one of the most successful municipal leagues in the nation and is the foundation of our mission and core values!