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The Kentucky Association of Counties

Continuing Education

KACo Leadership Institute 

The KACo Leadership Institute provides professional and practical education and training for county officials. These cost-effective trainings are offered at regional sites throughout the state. The annual curriculum, designed to meet the needs of county officials, was selected based on member feedback.

This year's in-person classes have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. 

All courses have been approved for HB 810 credit. The planning and zoning course has been approved for HB 55 requirements. Continuing Legal Education credit for attorneys attending the planning and zoning course has been requested. 

 


 Register online here


 2020 Schedule

Materials

 


Upcoming web-based classes

 


Protecting Counties (New class)
Course #35
Sept. 22, 2020, 9 – 11 a.m. EDT
Training hours: 2   Cost: $20 

An evaluation of two different claims (one liability and one workers comp) to explain and understand the cost/benefit analysis that drives the decision of when to settle versus when to take a case to trial. In addition, join KACo’s Safety & Loss Control specialists to discuss the purpose, development and structure of safety/claim review committees. 

9 - 10 a.m. – Adjuster for a Day 

  • Speaker: Jeremy Head, KACo Claims Manager

10 - 11 a.m. – Safety Review Committees  

  • Speakers:  Stephen Clary and Dwayne Litton, KACo Safety & Loss Control Team Members 

Administering elections during a pandemic (New class)
Course #38
Sept. 23, 2020, 10 a.m. - noon EDT
Training hours: 2 Cost : $20

The complexity of conducting a traditional election is now compounded by a worldwide health pandemic, affecting every aspect of this most democratic of processes. Hear from the officials who are overseeing the election from start to finish.

10 - 11 a.m. – 2020 General Election: Statewide Perspective

  • Speakers:
    • Michael Adams, Kentucky Secretary of State
    • Jarad Dearing, Executive Director, Kentucky State Board of Elections

 11 a.m. - noon – Panel Discussion: County Clerks

  • Speakers:
    • Tabatha Clemons, Grant County Clerk
    • Jason Denny, Anderson County Clerk
    • Jeff Hancock, Franklin County Clerk
    • Gabrielle Summe, Kenton County Clerk

 

Planning & Zoning for Local Government – The ABC's and 123's of KRS 100  (Repeat from Aug. 25)
Course #30
Sept. 24, 2020, 9 – 11 a.m. EDT
Training hours: 2   Cost: $20

A look at how the Kentucky Revised Statutes govern local planning activities and how they impact local officials and planners. This session will also look at how communities, while still operating under the same statutes, may have different regulations, how those regulations can be changed, and who's responsible for making those changes.

Speakers:  Brian Davis, AICP, Planning Manager, Louisville Metro Planning and Design Brian Howard, AICP, Executive Director, Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission

 


Planning & Zoning for Local Government – Hot Topics in Planning & Zoning (Repeat from Aug. 25)
Course #31
Sept. 24, 2020, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT
Training hours: 2   Cost: $20

This interactive session will discuss planning news and topics from around the state (and beyond), how your community will be affected, and possible solutions on how to deal with some of today's pressing land use matters.

Speakers:  Brian Davis, AICP, Planning Manager, Louisville Metro Planning and Design Brian Howard, AICP, Executive Director, Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission

 


County Government Ethics Code (New class)
Course #37
Oct. 15, 2020, 9 – 11 a.m. EDT
Training hours: 2 Cost : $20

Local ethics code ordinances provide our communities the assurance that their local governments are being operated in a principled, appropriate and lawful manner. This class will provide an overview and history of state statutes governing local ethics codes. In addition, you will learn about the process to amend your local ethics code and the penalties for failure to comply. We will review various ethics code policies from across the Commonwealth.

9 – 10 a.m. – Ethics Code History and Explanation

  • Speakers: Hon. Mike Harmon, Kentucky State Auditor, and Rich Ornstein, KACo Staff Attorney

10 – 11 a.m. – Amendment Process and Sample Ethic Code Policies

  • Speaker: Rich Ornstein, KACo Staff Attorney

 

County Government Ethics Code (Repeat from Oct. 15)
Course #37
Nov. 12, 2020, 9 – 11 a.m. EDT
Training hours: 2 Cost : $20

Local ethics code ordinances provide our communities the assurance that their local governments are being operated in a principled, appropriate and lawful manner. This class will provide an overview and history of state statutes governing local ethics codes. In addition, you will learn about the process to amend your local ethics code and the penalties for failure to comply. We will review various ethics code policies from across the Commonwealth.

9 – 10 a.m. – Ethics Code History and Explanation

  • Speakers: Hon. Mike Harmon, Kentucky State Auditor, and Rich Ornstein, KACo Staff Attorney

10 – 11 a.m. – Amendment Process and Sample Ethic Code Policies

  • Speaker: Rich Ornstein, KACo Staff Attorney

 

If you have any questions, please contact Jody Litton at jody.litton@kaco.org or 800-264-5226. 

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