Kentucky League of Cities Announces Friend of Cities Award Recipients

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) Board of Directors announced on Thursday the state legislators recognized as a 2021 “Friend of Kentucky Cities.” The list includes 15 representatives and 11 senators who went above and beyond to advocate for cities during the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly.

This year’s award recipients include:

  • Representative John Blanton (R-Salyersville)
  • Representative Adam Bowling (R-Middlesboro)
  • Representative Josh Bray (R-Mount Vernon)
  • Representative Deanna Frazier (R-Richmond)
  • Representative Chris Freeland (R-Benton)
  • Representative DJ Johnson (R-Owensboro)
  • Representative Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger)
  • Representative C. Ed Massey (R-Hebron)
  • Representative Michael Meredith (R-Oakland)
  • Representative Phillip Pratt (R-Georgetown)
  • Representative Brandon Reed (R-Hodgenville)
  • Representative Bart Rowland (R-Tompkinsville)
  • Representative Steven Rudy (R-Paducah)
  • Representative Sal Santoro (R-Union)
  • Representative Russell Webber (R-Shepherdsville)
  • Senator Julie Raque Adams (R-Louisville)
  • Senator Jared Carpenter (R-Berea)
  • Senator Danny Carroll (R-Benton)
  • Senator Robby Mills (R-Henderson)
  • Senator John Schickel (R-Union)
  • Senator Wil Schroder (R-Wilder)
  • Senator Robert Stivers (R-Manchester)
  • Senator Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown)
  • Senator Steve West (R-Paris)
  • Senator Whitney Westerfield (R-Crofton)
  • Senator Phillip Wheeler (R-Pikeville)

KLC will acknowledge award winners at the annual President’s Banquet during the 2021 KLC Conference & Expo. This year’s banquet will be held Thursday, September 23, at 6:45 p.m. EDT, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.

You can register for the KLC Conference and Expo here.

Learn more about KLC initiatives that legislators passed in the 2021 session here.