Senator Wilson receives Friend of Kentucky Cities Award

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Kentucky League of Cities presented Republican state Senator Mike Wilson with a 2019 “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award at Tuesday night’s Bowling Green Board of Commissioners meeting.

KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney and Director of Governmental Affairs Bryanna Carroll thanked Wilson for his commitment to cities.

Wilson sponsored Senate Bill 172 in the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly. The KLC initiative clarifies language in the city audit bill he carried through the legislature in 2018.

“Cities are a vital part of the Commonwealth, and when they have the ability grow and prosper our entire state benefits,” Wilson said. “I am grateful to the League of Cities for this award, and I look forward to continuing to advocate and support legislation that improves our local communities.”

Chaney credited Wilson with streamlining the audit process for cities in the 32nd District and across the state.

“He has been dedicated to ensuring this process works and was quick to agree to sponsor a follow-up measure when it became apparent that some smaller cities needed clarity on wording in the original legislation,” Chaney added. “We appreciate his hard work on both bills, which were top priorities for city governments.”

KLC Executive Director/CEO Jonathan Steiner remarked on Wilson’s advocacy on behalf of cities. “It is great to have someone in the Senate who appreciates the vital role cities play in the state and is ready to do what he can to ensure they operate in the most efficient way possible.”

Founded in 1927, the Kentucky League of Cities is a membership association of more than 370 cities across the commonweaalth.