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Kentucky county needs addressed at annual NACo Conference

By Susan Riddell, Editor
Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore caps off a challenging yet prosperous year as NACo president with steadfast leadership and vision.

County officials from across the country recently wrapped up participation in NACo’s Annual Conference in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Led by NACo President and Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore, Kentucky took its place on the national stage, helping shape policy throughout the year and advocating for counties in D.C. and beyond.

“It has indeed been an honor to serve as the National Association of Counties President over the last 12 months,” Moore said. "We reached an all-time high of 2,486 county members.

“I will use this wonderful experience to continue to make Boone County a better place to live, to work and raise our families.”

Toward the end of the conference, Judge Moore passed the NACo presidency along to DeKalb County (Georgia) Commissioner Larry Johnson and assumed the role of immediate past president. 

Several KACo members attended the conference and participated in key sessions to put a spotlight on the critical issues facing Kentucky counties. 

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this and couldn’t have asked for a better first time experience at NACo,” Montgomery County Clerk and KACo Board member Chris Cockrell said. 


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