Oct. 28 - 30, 2020 | Virtual


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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