Madison County Choose Executive Reagan Taylor handed the gavel as President of the Kentucky Affiliation of Counties on Thursday evening.
All through the previous year, KACo experienced many “firsts” and achievements underneath Choose Taylor’s management like hosting the first “virtual” conference, connecting with county officers across the commonwealth by way of our personal computer screens and house offices.
Mainly because of the want for a lot more virtual access throughout the pandemic, Taylor has been energetic all through the session and by way of his get the job done with KACo to handle the have to have for expanded broadband infrastructure.
Numerous excellent wins for counties all through the legislative session, include broadband and drinking water/wastewater funding for the full commonwealth and progress on securing incremental funding for our jails
Under Decide Taylor’s management, KACo was capable to negotiate on the countrywide opioid settlement, permitting for the distribution of money to all 120 counties (which includes Madison) in a time when we had been battling not just a pandemic, but also a drug epidemic.
In an effort and hard work to streamline and improve processes across KACo, Choose Taylor led the demand to put into practice legislative methods and protocols that had been member pushed, board guided, and staff executed. Beneath his management, KACo designed a legislative course where by the choice-producing arrives from board users who are elected officials in the 10 affiliate teams and the same persons battling in and for our counties across the condition each individual working day.
Decide Taylor led a strategic organizing process for KACo to build a new process for county advocacy. The new ideas for advocacy emphasis on selling counties initial … guarding counties from value-shifting and preserving county decision-creating like hardly ever ahead of.
The function as president at KACo has supplied Madison County a seat at the desk and retained the local community at the forefront of selection-generating in Frankfort, his workplace stated.
His place of work mentioned the choose experienced an extraordinary influence on the firm and other leaders throughout the condition with this provider earlier mentioned self, philosophy. Through his farewell speech, Taylor challenged all statewide leaders to concentrate on putting service previously mentioned self.
Taylor said just one of the factors he is most happy of from his job as KACo president is the new partnership with Jap Kentucky College.
“In a time when we are all struggling to entice and retain expertise, providing enhanced added benefits is a crucial aspect of each and every of our personnel profit offers. In September, we declared every single county personnel in Kentucky is now suitable to get drastically discounted tuition, and a locked-in tuition charge in an arrangement between EKU and KACo. This is a big profit to all of our county staff members.”