Each year, hundreds of local leaders from across the commonwealth converge on Frankfort during the legislative session. They are mayors, city council members, city managers, and they are all part of the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). KLC is a non-stock, nonprofit membership association serving more than 380 Kentucky cities as well as municipal agencies. And at least 500 were in attendance Wednesday night at the KLC Legislative Night at the Frankfort Convention Center. City leaders had the opportunity to meet with their legislative representatives and state senators, as well as mix and mingle and share ideas with other city and municipal leaders. It’s one of those nights where Frankfort shines bright as we turn on the hospitality to those across the commonwealth. Among those to show up for this event were Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton, and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.
The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) is a non-stock, nonprofit membership association serving more than 380 Kentucky cities as well as municipal agencies.
KLC provides cities, leaders and employees with a number of 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(KLCIS) 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 53 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 benefit from 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 was what is now called Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS), 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 to KLC Insurance Services, KLC Insurance Agency, KLC Funding Trust, KLC Investment Pool, Kentucky Bond Corporation, KLC Premium Financing Company and KLC Municipal Finance Corporation, each of which is governed by separate boards of directors.