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BGFD Chief Johnson Appointed to Kentucky League of Cities Board of Directors

TO: ALL NEWS ORGANIZATIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION
DATE: September 27, 2012 CONTACT: Kim Lancaster
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 270.393.3642

BGFD CHIEF JOHNSON APPOINTED TO KENTUCKY LEAGUE OF CITIES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bowling Green, KY – Bowling Green Fire Chief Greg Johnson has been appointed by Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) President and Paducah Mayor William Paxton to the 53-member KLC Board of Directors. Chief Johnson represents the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs on the KLC Board.

The Board of Directors develops KLC's legislative agenda every year, reviews policy issues and provides feedback to KLC on its legislative strategy.

"Chief Johnson's perspective on the fire service and how legislation affects departments like his is vital for KLC as it develops policy positions,” said Jon Steiner, KLC Executive Director/CEO.

The KLC Board is represented by four geographic regions with representatives from cities of all sizes including Lexington and Louisville. The Board also includes representatives from 12 affiliated groups, such as the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs, representing municipal professionals and constituencies.

"I am honored to serve on the board and look forward to the opportunity to provide input on important issues facing Kentucky cities,” said Chief Johnson.

KLC represents more than 380 cities and is credited with being the legislative voice for Kentucky cities. The League provides legal, research, training and other services as well as insurance services, finance and bond pool programs. Based in Lexington, KLC has a satellite office in Frankfort and staff working throughout the Commonwealth.

For more information, please contact Kim Lancaster at 393-3642.