FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) Executive Director|CEO James D. Chaney and Director of Public Affairs Bryanna L. Carroll presented Representative Josh Branscum (R-Russell Springs) with a 2022 “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award. The KLC Board of Directors named Representative Branscum a 2022 award winner for sponsoring House Bill 399 during the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
“House Bill 399 provided common-sense solutions to meeting and audit requirements that created issues for a lot of small cities,” Carroll remarked. “The measure reduces bureaucracy and creates a greater opportunity for citizens to voice their opinions. We appreciate Representative Branscum championing these needed updates.”
“I am honored to receive the ‘Friend of Kentucky Cities’ award and appreciate the opportunity to draw attention to the work we are doing in Frankfort,” Branscum responded. “My constituents expect their elected officials to work together, and I think it is critical that we do what we can at the state level to make local governments as effective and efficient as possible. HB 399 is a great example of how we can work together to enact common sense changes that better serve Kentuckians.”
Chaney thanked Representative Branscum for his support. “He understands the key role cities play in his district and across the state,” Chaney said. “Cities are where most jobs are located and where a majority of Kentuckians live. Measures like the one Representative Branscum sponsored last year will help local leaders serve these thriving communities.”
Founded in 1927, the Kentucky League of Cities is a membership association of more than 370 cities across the commonwealth. KLC presents the “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award to legislators who perform outstanding work advocating for issues important for cities across the state.