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The Kentucky Association of Counties

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

  


Administering Elections During a Pandemic (Repeat class)
Course #38
October 14, 2020, 9 – 11 a.m. 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.

9 – 10 a.m. – 2020 General Election: Statewide Perspective

Speakers:

  • Michael Adams, Secretary of State
  • Jared Dearing, Executive Director, State Board of Elections

10 – 11 a.m. – 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

Please note: this is a pre-recording from the Sept. 23rd class.


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 class)
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. 

Kentucky Association of Counties
400 Englewood Drive Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 223-7667 Toll Free: (800) 264-KACo (5226) Fax: (502) 223-1502
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