Kentucky Association of Counties board members

June 28, 2009 

The 34 members of the Kentucky Association of Counties board of directors are paid $100 per meeting they attend. Program board members are paid $250 per meeting they attend.

Officers on the executive committee (elected at the KACo state convention):

■ President Mike Foster, Christian County Attorney

■ President-Elect Rick Smith, Clark County magistrate

■ 1st Vice President R.W. "Buckwheat" Gilbert, Lincoln County judge-executive

■ 2nd Vice President Chris Harris, Pike County magistrate

■ Immediate Past President David Jenkins, Spencer County judge-executive

Board of directors (picked by elected officials from within the various Area Development Districts):

■ Carolyn Belcher, Bath County judge-executive

■ Carl Tolliver, Boyd County commissioner

■ Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson, Carroll County judge-executive

■ Ronald Wright, Casey County judge-executive

■ Steve Tribble, Christian County judge-executive

■ N.E. Reed, Edmonson County judge-executive

■ Connie Crain, Fleming County PVA

■ John Goble, Floyd County magistrate

■ David Brown, Henry County magistrate

■ Doug Fain, Jessamine County Circuit Clerk

■ Tommy Turner, Larue County judge-executive

■ Dean Johnson, Laurel County Clerk

■ Mike Miller, Marshall County judge-executive

■ Larry B. Whitaker, McLean County judge-executive

■ Larry Tincher, Nicholas County judge-executive

■ Henry W. Bertram, Pendleton County judge-executive

■ Randy K. Stevens, Trimble County judge-executive

■ Jim Townsend, Webster County judge-executive

■ Raymond Hurst, Wolfe County judge-executive

Board representatives from affiliate groups:

■ Circuit Clerks Association, David Nicholson, Jefferson County Circuit Clerk

■ Commonwealth's Attorneys Association, Chris Cohron, 8th Judicial Circuit (Warren County)

■ Coroners Association, Brian Ritchie, Anderson County

■ County Attorneys Association, Marc Robbins, Madison County

■ County Clerks Association, Tony Watts, Breathitt County

■ Jailers Association, Bobby Waits, Shelby County

■ Judge-Executive Association, James L. "Buddy" Gallenstein, Mason County judge-executive

■ Magistrates & Commissioners Association, Bill Drury, Spencer County

■ PVAs Association, Karen Bushart, Clark County

■ Sheriffs Association, Mark Matthews, Bourbon County

KACo's insurance and financing programs have their own governing boards who are appointed for three-year terms by KACo presidents

Counties Leasing Trust (financing) board

■ Chairman, Sue Carole Perry, Shelby County Clerk

■ Vice Chairman, Mike Foster, Christian County Attorney

■ Jim Townsend, Webster County judge-executive

■ Lynn Lane, Ballard County Clerk

■ Randy Stevens, Trimble County judge-executive

KACo All Lines Fund board

■ Chairman, Larry B. Whitaker, McLean County judge-executive

■ Vice Chairman, Robert W. Carpenter, Greenup County judge-executive

■ Mike Riney, Daviess County commissioner

■ Doug Fain, Jessamine County Circuit Clerk

■ Jody Jenkins, Union County judge-executive

Workers' Compensation Fund board

■ Chairman, Sandy Lee Watkins, Henderson County judge-executive

■ Vice Chairman, Tony Smith, Graves County judge-executive

■ David Jenkins, Spencer County judge-executive

■ F.J. "Bear" Finn, Mason County commissioner

■ Chris Harris, Pike County magistrate

Unemployment Insurance board

■ Chairman, Kent Clark, Madison County judge-executive

■ Vice Chairman, Hugh McCormick, Henderson County magistrate

■ R.W. "Buckwheat" Gilbert, Lincoln County judge-executive

■ Rick Smith, Clark County magistrate

■ Phil Sammons, Boyle County magistrate

■ David Brown, Henry County magistrate

■ R.T. "Tucker" Daniel, Johnson County judge-executive

KACo Insurance Agency board

■ President, Bob Arnold, KACo executive director

■ Mike Foster, Christian County Attorney

■ Sandy Lee Watkins, Henderson County judge-executive

■ Steve Tribble, Christian County judge-executive

■ F.J. "Bear" Finn, Mason County commissioner

■ Raymond Hurst, Wolfe County judge-executive

Commonwealth Insurance Co. board

■ Chairman, Mike Foster, Christian County Attorney

■ Bob Arnold, KACo executive director

■ Grant Satterly, KACo director of financial services

■ Sue Carole Perry, Shelby County Clerk

■ Jim Townsend, Webster County judge-executive

■ Lynn W. Lane, Ballard County Clerk

■ Randy Stevens, Trimble County judge-executive

SOURCE: Kentucky Association of Counties

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