LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner assumed the Presidency
of KACo at the Association's 38th Annual Conference Nov. 29,
2012. But Tommy is no newcomer to the KACo post, having
served as President in 1997.
Tommy devotes much of his time to KACo, serving on its Executive
Committee, Board of Directors, the KACo Leasing Trust program
board, the KACo Insurance Agency, and the KACo Finance
Elected LaRue County judge/executive in 1986, Tommy is a member and
past president of the Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association.
He is a past chairman of the Lincoln Trail District Health
Department and serves on the board of the Lincoln Trail Area
Development District, the Kentucky Historical Society and the
Campbellsville University Board of Trustees.
Tommy has a unique distinction that few enjoy having served on a
Presidential Commission under three different U.S.
Presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack
As KACo Legislative Chairman, Tommy has testified before the
General Assembly Pension Task Force, addressing the critical issues
facing pension plans for public employees in Kentucky. He
emphasized that the crisis in Kentucky's public employee retirement
systems is the most important issue facing the 2013 session of the
Tommy earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Western
Kentucky University, and was previously a teacher at LaRue County
Tommy stated that KACo "is the premiere voice for counties in
Kentucky. Issues we face in Frankfort and Washington receive
added attention when KACo is at our side. Any time that a
problem has threatened the ability of county government to provide
services to our constituents, KACo has sought resolutions.
When one could not be readily found, KACo has stepped in and
created a solution from within our own ranks. As a result,
insurance, lease and finance programs have enabled counties to save
millions of dollars while ensuring that counties are not held
captive to market trends or unsettled economic times.
"KACo's leadership and outstanding reputation is proven through
many of the programs being modeled by other associations around the
U.S. KACo is more than programs; it's about you, your county
and those you serve.
"I'm proud to be a part of this dedicated team and our staff is
second to none. KACo was created by counties for counties and
our only goal is service to them!"
Tommy and his wife Camille have two children, Isaiah and Anna