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Taylor Mill Mayor to Join Kentucky League of Cities Executive Board

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) announced Tuesday that Taylor Mill Mayor Dan Bell will join the KLC Executive Board effective January 1.  

“Mayor Bell has already been a strong leader for KLC as a member of our Board of Directors, which shapes our legislative agenda for cities,” said Pikeville City Manager Donovan Blackburn, a member of the KLC Nominating Committee.  “He’s had a lot of impressive success in Taylor Mill, particularly in terms of economic development.” 

KLC Executive Director/CEO Jonathan Steiner said the new KLC officers and Board members have already proven their willingness to actively participate on behalf of the membership, and that commitment is critical as the league approaches 911 funding, revenue diversification and other significant issues in the upcoming legislative session.

The Kentucky League of Cities is a membership organization representing more than 370 Kentucky cities. The 16-member KLC Executive Board governs the organization and oversees the KLC Executive staff.   

Mayor Bell as well as other officials were elected by the KLC Executive Board after being submitted by the KLC Nominating Committee. Mayor Bell has been on the KLC Board of Directors since 2011 and was the 2013 KLC City Official of the Year runner-up, an award that recognizes excellence in leadership among elected city officials.  

Mayor Bell said he is honored to join the Executive Board and looks forward to the year ahead networking with other city leaders.  “I see this as an opportunity to not only represent a small city, Taylor Mill, but also represent Kenton County and northern Kentucky cities,” said Bell. 

The Board elected Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison as KLC President, Sadieville Mayor Claude Christensen as first vice president and Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes as second vice president, completing the officers roster.   

KLC officers and Board members are voted upon annually by KLC membership.

-Staff report

Photo: Mayor Dan Bell in the Scott High School Homecoming Parade earlier this year/RCN file