Covington, KY – Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) was honored with a “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award last week at the 2013 Kentucky League of Cities Conference & Expo. The “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award is given by KLC to legislators who perform outstanding work in the legislature advocating for issues that impact cities across the state.
“I’ve worked diligently with Northern Kentucky cities to push forward on projects and partnerships in spite of economic obstacles. We have made incredible progress and I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the many people, businesses and organizations that have helped drive our success,” said Representative Keene.
“Cities appreciated Representative Keene’s sponsorship and work in securing passage of historic alcohol beverage control reforms last session. Kentucky’s antiquated alcohol laws have long been an issue for local governments,” said J.D. Chaney, KLC Chief Governmental Affairs Officer.
Jon Steiner, Executive Director/CEO of the Kentucky League of Cities, commended Representative Keene. “It is an honor to recognize legislators with the Friend of Kentucky Cities award,” said Steiner. “We appreciate his leadership on the Governor’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Task Force and his work in the House allowed Senate Bill 13 to move forward and ultimately pass this session. This legislation addresses much-needed changes to Kentucky’s alcohol statutes.”
More than 600 city leaders, legislators and other public officials from across the state participated in the KLC annual conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.