Who we are
The Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) is dedicated to serving as the unified voice and advocate for county governments in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our mission is to provide the resources and support that our members need to foster the growth and prosperity of Kentucky's counties. Together, we are focused on making counties stronger for a stronger Kentucky.
KACo is committed to:
Serving as a strong and influential advocate for county governments at the state and national levels, ensuring that the interests and concerns of Kentucky counties are represented and heard in the legislative and policy-making processes.
Providing visionary leadership by offering guidance, expertise, and innovative solutions to county officials, empowering them to effectively address the challenges and opportunities facing their communities.
Education and Training
Promoting continuous learning and professional development among county officials and employees through comprehensive educational programs, training opportunities, and resources, enabling them to enhance their skills, knowledge, and best practices.
Collaboration and Networking
Facilitating collaboration and networking among county officials, fostering the exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices, and encouraging partnerships and alliances to tackle common issues and achieve shared goals.
Services and Resources
Delivering high-quality services, products, resources, and technical assistance to assist counties in matters of finance, risk management, insurance, technology, governance, and other critical areas, enabling them to operate efficiently, transparently, and in compliance with legal requirements.
Preservation of Local Control
Safeguarding the principle of local control and the autonomy of county governments, advocating for policies that empower counties to make decisions that best meet the needs of their citizens.
KACo represents more than 1,500 county elected officials, including:
- County Judge/Executives
- Magistrates and Commissioners
- County Clerks
- Circuit Court Clerks
- County Attorneys
- Commonwealth's Attorneys
- Property Valuation Administrators