Thanks to all of our attendees, exhibitors and County Partners for making KACo's 47th Annual Conference and Exposition a huge success! We look forward to seeing you next year in Lexington. 


View pictures from the conference here.

View video and presentations from the conference here.


Featured Speakers 

Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling
United States Marine Corps (Ret.)
Meagan Johnson
Nationally recognized multi-generational expert and author
Governor Andy Beshear
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Daniel Cameron
Attorney General, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Jim Gray
Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
David P. Givens
Senate President Pro Tempore
Senator Robby Mills
Kentucky General Assembly
Representative Michael Meredith
Kentucky General Assembly
Ed Owens III
Chief Executive Officer, CERS
Kevin L. Kliesen
Business Economist and Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Barry Stilz
Member, Kinkead & Stilz
Lynn Zellen
Member, Kinkead & Stilz
Michael W. Clark
Director, University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research
Benton Shirey
Director of Corporate Educational Partnerships, Eastern Kentucky University
Kaylee Price
Senior Vice President, RunSwitch PR
Kent A. Chandler
Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Stephen Oakes
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
Kim Hall
Director of Membership, NACo
Kyle Cline
National Director of Strategic Partnerships, NACo
Tiffany Finley
Executive Director, Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, KY
David Helmers
Producer, Railbird Festival
Steve Gold
Henderson County Attorney
Steve Henry
Judge/Executive, Webster County
Alan Worden
Founder/CEO, Community Data Platforms

Wednesday, Nov. 3

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
County-Related Meetings

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Exhibitor Setup

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Registration Open

1 – 4 p.m.
*Opening General Session

4 – 6:30 p.m.
County Issues Poll Open  

4 – 6:30 p.m.
Photo Booth Open 

4 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibits Open

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Reception with Exhibitors 

8 p.m.
Hospitality sponsored by SERVPRO

Thursday, Nov. 4 

8 – 9 a.m.
Breakfast with the Exhibitors

8 – 11:30 a.m.
Photo Booth Open

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Registration Open

8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Exhibits Open

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
County Issues Poll Open 

9 a.m. – Noon
*General Session

Noon – 1:30 p.m. 
Luncheon with Exhibitors

1:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
*Breakout Sessions

4:30 – 5 p.m.
Election of KACo 2nd VP

6 – 7 p.m. 
President’s Reception

7 – 9 p.m.
Dinner Banquet 

9 p.m.  
Hospitality sponsored by KACo County Champions

Friday, Nov. 5 

8:30 a.m. 

9 a.m. – Noon
*Wrap-up Session


*Twelve hours of HB 810 training credit have been approved.