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KLC Names Schroder "Friend of Kentucky Cities"

State Sen. Wil Schroder (R-Wilder) received a 2019 Friend of Kentucky Cities award from the Kentucky League of Cities.

The award was presented during Wilder's city council meeting on Monday.

KLC cited Schroder's work as chairman of the Senate State and Local Government committee, and said he was "instrumental in ensuring key pieces of legislation important to cities went to the full senate for a vote."

KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney thanked Senator Schroder for his advocacy.

“The legislature passed more than a dozen bills in the 2019 session that were initiatives of the KLC Board of Directors,” said Chaney. “Before they became law, more than half of those important bills had to go through Senator Schroder’s committee. His commitment to those measures and cities was essential.”  

Schroder stressed what he sees as the important role cities play in the commonwealth.

“I am proud to support legislation that benefits the cities in my district and across the state. When our cities thrive the commonwealth as a whole benefits,” Schroder said. “I am grateful to the League for this award, and I look forward to advocating for legislation that improves our local communities in the upcoming legislative session.”

“It is always helpful to our efforts in Frankfort to have a legislator who understands the important role cities play in the state,” said KLC Executive Director/CEO Jonathan Steiner. “As the economic engines of Kentucky, the success of municipalities is key to the success of Kentucky. Senator Schroder’s support in the 2019 session enabled the passage of bills that will help ensure we stay on the path of prosperity.” 

-Staff report