LEXINGTON–Mayfield Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell has been elected president of the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) by its membership with Jeffersontown Mayor Bill Dieruf as first vice president and London Mayor Troy Rudder as second vice president.

Mayor Rudder said he looks forward to the opportunities the statewide leadership position will provide for his city.

“I am very humbled to even be considered for any position at KLC. I was honored that my city became a member of such a fine organization.” he said.

“Since 1927, KLC has been all about cities and is our ‘go to’ organization – our sounding board for legal information or anything dealing with cities,” said Mayor Rudder. “KLC provides one-stop shopping.”

The officers were sworn in on Wednesday, September 19, during the Kentucky League of Cities Conference & Expo President’s Banquet in Louisville.

“KLC is fortunate to have an engaged and diverse Board representing cities of all sizes across the commonwealth,” said Jonathan Steiner, KLC executive director/CEO.

KLC is an association with more than 370 municipal members that provides services for cities including advocacy, training, legal and other services, as well as successful insurance and finance programs.

Mayor Rudder has been active with the League for several years. The mayor has served on numerous KLC and affiliated boards including the KLC Board of Directors, KLC Executive Board, KLC Insurance Services Board, KLC Insurance Agency Board and KLC Premium Finance Board.

“Mayor Rudder is a great ambassador for all cities and has a tremendous knowledge about or organization.” said Steiner.

“I hope to be able to explain to every city that is not currently associated with all of KLC’s services, just what the League can do for them,” said Rudder.

He said, “Kentucky’s motto does say it all, ‘United we stand, divided we fall.'”

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