CITY OFFICIALS RECEIVE TRAINING AWARDS FROM KENTUCKY LEAGUE OF CITIES
CITY MANGER STOKES RECEIVED – Level II – Excellence in City Governance
FIRE CHIEF GUNN RECEIVED – Level I- Achievement in City Governance
LEXINGTON, KY – Nearly 200 city officials from across the state were recognized for their educational achievement during the City Officials Training Center (COTC) Awards Program at the 2016 KLC Conference & Expo on October 5, 2016. The annual conference drew in nearly 500 city officials and leaders from across the commonwealth.
The City Officials Training Center is a voluntary education program administered by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC). City officials can complete education levels by attending KLC events and by submitting outside training credit from other municipal training. There are three levels of achievement: Level I – Achievement in City Governance, Level II – Excellence in City Governance and Level III – Masters of City Governance. To maintain the masters an additional 15 hours of courses must be completed annually.
“The COTC program provides a variety of training that better equips our city leaders across the state to serve their local communities. With this achievement and the amount of training it represents, citizens are the real winners because our communities are reaping the benefits of better informed leaders,” said J.D. Chaney, KLC deputy executive director. “This is an impressive feat and a testament to the dedication of these city officials.”
This year 104 city officials received the Level I- Achievement in City Governance award. This honor requires the city official to attend 30 hours of approved training with one hour of ethics training.
This year 50 officials received the Level II – Excellence in City Governance award. This honor requires the city official to attend 60 hours of approved training with two hours of ethics training.