L- R: John Ward, City of Calvert City - Immediate Past President, John Thomas, City of Lebanon, incoming President; Tim Williams, City of Crestview Hills, outgoing President; Nate Pagan, City of Hopkinsville, First Vice President. Not pictured, Randy Stone, City of Berea, 2nd Vice President.
2018 KCCMA President John Thomas, City of Lebanon, presents a plaque of appreciation to outgoing president Tim Williams, City of Crestview Hills for his two years of leadership.
KCCMA Officers 2018-19
John Thomas, city of Lebanon – President
Nate Pagan, city of Hopkinsville – First Vice-President
Randy Stone, city of Berea – Second Vice President
Bobbie S. Bryant, Kentucky League of Cities – Secretary/Treasurer
Brian Dehner, city of Edgewood – Member At Large
Tim Williams, city of Crestview Hills – Immediate Past President
COVINGTON– John Thomas, CAO of Lebanon was named President of the Kentucky City/County Mangers Association (KCCMA) during their annual meeting on October 5, 2017. Other officers inducted to the board were Nate Pagan, City Administrator of Hopkinsville as First Vice President, Randy Stone, CAO of Berea as Second Vice President, Bobbie Bryant, with the Kentucky League of Cities as Secretary/Treasurer, Brian Dehner, CAO of Edgewood as Member At Large, and Tim Williams, CAO of Crestview Hills as Immediate Past President.
KCCMA organized in 1968 and continues to meet twice a year in workshop settings to discuss common concerns such as current issues, legal changes, and legislative concerns. There are five counties in Kentucky with a professional manager position, and roughly fifty cities that participate in KCCMA. Of those cities, nineteen have the city manager form of government and the remainder using the mayor-council or commission form of government with a Chief Administrative Officer (sometimes referred to as city administrator), given the responsibility of day to day management of city affairs.
“City and county managers and administrators from all across Kentucky work throughout the year to improve local government,” said 2017 President Tim Williams. “Our association exists so that we can exchange best practices, share ideas, expertise and information.”
Williams continued, “KCCMA also works alongside the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Association of Counties to advocate in Frankfort on behalf of cities and counties in Kentucky.”
KCCMA members elected officers at its annual business meeting during the KLC Conference & Expo last week in Covington. The organization will meet again in February to support lobbying activities and to attend a two-day training focused on issues related to city and county governance.
Incoming president John Thomas said “I’m really looking forward to the year as president as we provide training for our members, and support legislative issues that are important to our communities. We are working together to lend a collective voice for better government in our local communities, all across Kentucky.”