Oct. 28 - 30, 2020 | Virtual

Recordings of conference sessions are now available. Click on view the recording below. 

Andy Beshear
Governor
Renee Shaw
Kentucky Tonight on KET
Sen. Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Sen. Rand Paul
U.S. Senator
Rep. James Comer
United States Representative
Mike Harmon
Auditor
Michael Adams
Secretary of State
Daniel Cameron
Attorney General
Ryan Quarles
Commissioner of Agriculture
Allison Ball
Treasurer
Scott Jennings
Partner, RunSwitch PR
Sherman Brown
Partner, McCarthy Strategic Solutions
Sen. Robert Stivers
Senate President
Sen. Morgan McGarvey
Senate Minority Floor Leader
Rep. David Osborne
Speaker of the House
Rep. Joni Jenkins
House Minority Floor Leader
Larry Hayes
Interim Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Jeff Taylor
Commissioner, Department for Business Development
Dennis Keene
Commissioner, Department for Local Government
Mary Pat Regan
Deputy Secretary, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Jamie Link
Executive Director, Kentucky Communications Network Authority
Janet Harrah
Executive Director of Outreach and Senior Director, Center for Economic Analysis and Development, NKU
Alison Davis
Executive Director, Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky
Matthew Tackett
President/CEO, Kentucky Association for Economic Development
Amy Brady
Henderson County Jailer
Steven Stack
Commissioner, Department for Public Health
Scott Lockard
Public Health Director, Kentucky River District Health Department
Ashli Watts
President/CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Ruth Conley
CEO, Foothills Communications
Hugh Haydon
President, Kentucky BioProcessing
Matt Chase
CEO/Executive Director, National Association of Counties
Rita Reynolds
Chief Technology Officer, National Association of Counties
Reagan Taylor
Judge/Executive, Madison County
Elbert Bennett
Magistrate, Caldwell County
Harry Clark
Rowan County Judge/Executive
Kenneth Imes
Judge/Executive, Calloway County
Matt Wireman
Judge/Executive, Magoffin County

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

State and Federal Updates

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. EDT

Course #39
2 hours training credit

  • Governor Andy Beshear
  • Dennis Keene, Commissioner, Department for Local Government
  • Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senator
  • Daniel Cameron, Attorney General
  • Mike Harmon, Auditor
  • Allison Ball, Treasurer
  • Michael Adams, Secretary of State
  • Ryan Quarles, Commissioner of Agriculture
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Challenges for the Commonwealth: Broadband and COVID-19

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT

Course #40
2 hours training credit

  • Kenneth Imes, Calloway County Judge/Executive
  • Matt Wireman, Magoffin County Judge/Executive
  • Ruth Conley, CEO, Foothills Communications
  • Jamie Link, Executive Director, Kentucky Communications Network Authority
  • Mary Pat Regan, Deputy Secretary, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
  • Ashli Watts, President/CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Kennedy, Director of Advocacy, Kentucky School Boards Association
  • Rita Reynolds, Chief Technology Officer, National Association of Counties
  • Hugh Haydon, President, Kentucky BioProcessing
  • Scott Lockard, Public Health Director, Kentucky River District Health Department
  • Steven Stack, Commissioner, Department for Public Health
  • Amy Brady, Henderson County Jailer
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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

KACo Business Meeting

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. EDT
  • Recognition of former LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner
  • Swearing in of the 2020-2021 KACo Board of Directors
  • Remarks from outgoing KACo President Judge/Executive Gary Moore
  • Swearing in of 2020-2021 KACo President Judge/Executive Reagan Taylor
  • KACo 2nd Vice President Election
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Economic Development During and After the Pandemic

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT

Course #41
2 hours training credit

  • Rep. James Comer
  • Elbert Bennett, Magistrate, Caldwell County
  • Matt Chase, CEO/Executive Director, National Association of Counties
  • Harry Clark, Rowan County Judge/Executive
  • AppHarvest Feature
  • Janet Harrah, Executive Director of Outreach and Senior Director, Center for Economic Analysis and Development, NKU
  • Larry Hayes, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
  • Jeff Taylor, Commissioner, Department for Business Development
  • Matthew Tackett, President/CEO, Kentucky Association for Economic Development
  • Alison Davis, Executive Director, Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky
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Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

Session Outlook and Political Perspectives

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. EDT

Course #42
2 hours training credit

2021 Session Outlook

  • Sen. Robert Stivers, Senate President
  • Sen. Morgan McGarvey, Senate Minority Floor Leader
  • Rep. David Osborne, Speaker of the House
  • Rep. Joni Jenkins, House Minority Floor Leader

(Moderator) Renee Shaw, Kentucky Tonight on KET

Policy Pundits Ponder 2020 Political Landscape

  • Scott Jennings, RunSwitch PR
  • Sherman Brown, McCarthy Strategic Solutions

(Moderator) Madison County Judge/Executive Reagan Taylor

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Conference Sponsors

Thank you to all of our conference sponsors for their support of our event.


Underwriters Safety & Claims
Public Entity Insurance
Servpro of Lexington
Kinkead & Stiltz, PLLC
Peel & Holland/ KACo Benefits
Williams & Towe Law Group PLLC
Local Government Insurance Agency
Adams Law, PLLC
Vaughn Petitt Legal Group PLLC
Compass Municipal Advisors, LLC

Liberty Mutual Surety
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, PLLC

MCM CPAs & Advisors
Baird & Baird, PSC
Moody's Investors Service
McGinnis Leslie
Preferred Medical
Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky

Dorsey Gray Norment & Hopgood
Brown & Breeding, P.S.C.
Jones & Walters PLLC
Southern Health Partners, Inc.
DMLO CPAs
Orbis Online - STS Procurement
Bruce E. Smith Law Offices, PLLC
Skees Wilson & Nienaber PLLC