Three City of London officials were among 34 across the state who were recognized recently for achieving the highest level of training offered by the Kentucky League of Cities.

Mayor Troy Rudder, councilman Danny Phelps and public safety director Rick Cochrane received the Level III-Master of City Governance Award during the KLC Conference and Expo in Covington on October 4.

The honor requires the city official to attend 90 hours of approved training with three hours of ethics training.

Nearly 200 city officials from across the state were recognized for their educational achievement during the City Officials Training Center (COTC) Awards Program at the KLC conference. The annual conference drew in nearly 500 city officials and leaders from across the commonwealth.

The City Officials Training Center is a voluntary education program administered by the Kentucky League of Cities. City officials can complete education levels by attending KLC events and by submitting outside training credit from other municipal training. There are three levels of achievement: Level I – Achievement in City Governance, Level II – Excellence in City Governance and Level III – Master of City Governance. To maintain the masters an additional 15 hours of courses must be completed annually.

“The COTC program provides a variety of training that better equips our city leaders across the state to serve their local communities. With this achievement and the amount of training it represents, citizens are the real winners because our communities are reaping the benefits of better informed leaders,” said J.D. Chaney, KLC deputy executive director. “This is an impressive feat and a testament to the dedication of these city officials.”

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