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KACo Leadership Institute


The KACo Leadership Institute provides professional and practical education and training for county officials. New classes will be listed on this page. If you have any questions, or a suggestion for a class topic, please contact Jody Litton at 502-223-7667 or


Upcoming Training Opportunities 



October 2022

Topic: Planning and zoning in Kentucky

Date: October 5, 2022
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT
Location: KACo, Frankfort
Training Credit: 8 hours 

Are you getting the most out of planning and zoning in your community? Explore some best practices that will enhance planning in your community and create an open, transparent environment ready to promote sound development. This interactive session will also discuss current planning news and topics from around the state (and beyond), how your community may be affected and possible solutions on how to deal with some of today's most pressing land use matters.

Register here

Topic: Informational Webinar: 3+1 Investment Initiative

Date: October 7, 2022
Time: 11 - 11:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Virtual 

During this 30-minute presentation, three+one’s Co-founder and COO, Peter Forsgren, will cover how new technologies can help county officials streamline various functions of their finance department using innovative financial technology.

Register here

Topic: KACo-EKU Leadership Development Seminar: Leadership Thinking Skills

Date: October 12, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT
Location: Gateway ADD, Morehead
Training Credit: 7 hours 

Designed for both elected county officials and their staff, Eastern Kentucky University faculty will offer tips, insights and interactive exercises focused on improving your leadership thinking skills. Breakfast and lunch provided.

CLASS FULL - contact Jody Litton at to learn about more opportunities. 


November 2022

2022 KACo Annual Conference & Exposition 

Kentucky Association of Counties
400 Englewood Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601