Baker receives training award

Published 12:56 pm Friday, October 12, 2018

LOUISVILLE — Nancy Baker, City Clerk of Crab Orchard was one of 80 city officials from across the state recognized for Achievement in City Governance by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC).

The City Officials Training Center (COTC) Awards Program event was held during KLC’s annual conference and expo, September 17-20 in Louisville. The conference drew in nearly 500 city officials and leaders from across the commonwealth.

To be eligible to receive the honor, Baker and all city officials were required to attend 30 hours of approved training with one hour of ethics training.

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The COTC is a voluntary education program administered by the Kentucky League of Cities. City officials can complete education levels by attending KLC events and by submitting outside training credit from other municipal training. There are four levels of achievement: Level I- Achievement in City Governance, Level II- Excellence in City Governance, Level III- Masters of City Governance and the newest designation – Certified Municipal Officer.

“The COTC program provides a variety of training that better equips our city leaders across the state to serve their local communities. With this achievement and the amount of training it represents, citizens are the real winners because our communities are reaping the benefits of better informed leaders,” said J.D. Chaney, KLC deputy executive director. “This is an impressive feat and a testament to the dedication of these city officials.”