Conference Videos and Presentations
Wednesday, Nov. 3
1 – 4 p.m.
Opening General Session
Presentation of Colors: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard
National Anthem: performed by Kelly and Katherine Taylor
1 – 1:15 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks (video)
David Nicholson, Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk and KACo Board Member
1:30 – 2 p.m.
Keynote Address (video)
Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky
2 – 2:45 p.m.
Music Festivals—Bringing Tourism Dollars to Your Community (video and presentation)
Moderator: Steve Gold, Henderson County Attorney and Co-Chair, W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
Tiffany Finley, Executive Director, Master Musicians Festival, Pulaski County
David Helmers, Producer, Railbird Festival, Fayette County
3 – 4 p.m.
Inside the President’s Bunker: A Crisis Leadership and Decision-Making Presentation (video)
Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, United States Marine Corps (Ret.)
Thursday, Nov. 4
9 a.m. – Noon
9 – 9:30 a.m.
State and Federal Transportation Funding (video)
Jim Gray, Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
9:30 – 10 a.m.
Opioid Settlement Agreement Update (video)
Daniel Cameron, Attorney General
10 – 10:45 a.m.
Local Government Committee: A Conversation with the Chairs (video)
Moderator: Reagan Taylor, Madison County Judge/Executive and KACo President
Senator Robby Mills, Senate State and Local Government Committee Chair
Representative Michael Meredith, House Local Government Committee Chair
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
ZAP THE GAP! Transforming Multi-Generational Teams (video)
Meagan Johnson, Generational Expert
11:30 a.m. – Noon
Effective Communications Strategies During a Campaign (presentation)
Kaylee Price, Senior Vice President, Runswitch PR
COVID and Employment Law (presentation)
Barry Stilz, Kinkead & Stilz
Lynn Zellen, Kinkead & Stilz
NACo Tools and Training Opportunities
Moderator: Gary Moore, Boone County Judge/Executive, NACo Immediate Past President
Kyle Cline, National Director of Strategic Partnerships, NACo
Kim Hall, Director of Membership, NACo
Alan Worden, Founder/CEO and Todd Wullenweber, Business Development, Community Data Platform
KACo Insurance Programs and Resources
Temple Juett, KACo Director of Insurance and Business and staff
Changing Economic Conditions in Kentucky (presentation)
Mike Clark, Director, University of Kentucky Center for Business & Economic Research
Legislative Issues Lightning Round (presentation)
Shellie Hampton, KACo Director of Government Affairs
Gracie Lagadinos, KACo Government Affairs Associate
Campaign Finance and Regulations for County Officials (handout)
John Steffen, Executive Director, Kentucky Registry of Election Finance
Leslie Saunders, General Counsel, Kentucky Registry of Election Finance
Large Scale Solar in Kentucky (presentation)
Kent A. Chandler, Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission
Jennifer Burnett, KACo Director of Policy, Research and Communications
Rich Ornstein, KACo Staff Attorney
Kayla Carter, KACo Research Associate
Michael George, Managing Director, Compass Municipal Advisors, LLC
Keith Brock, Senior Vice President, Compass Municipal Advisors, LLC
RJ Palmer, Senior Vice President, Compass Municipal Advisors, LLC
Louis Ragusa, Vice President, Compass Municipal Advisors, LLC
Megan George, Member, Stites & Harbison, PLLC
Friday, Nov. 5
9 a.m. – Noon
9:30 – 10 a.m.
Preview of the 2022 Legislative Session (video)
David P. Givens, Senate President Pro Tempore
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Assessing Local, National and Global Cybersecurity Threats (presentation)
Stephen Oakes, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)