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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 10, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION- Mayor Kayla Jones 502-535-6114

N E W S   R E L E A S E

Stamping Ground Begins Plans for the Future – Will Seek Community Input

Stamping Ground, KY –

A small town feel, counting on neighbors, and having a friendly community were just a few of the things

city commissioners mentioned as something they valued about the City of Stamping Ground at a

leadership retreat at City Hall on Tuesday, June 9.

“We’re working to make things better here in Stamping Ground, and while the commission and I have

some ideas of our own, we really want to know what our residents would like to see for this community,”

said Mayor Kayla Jones. “It will help us as we make budgeting decisions if we know what our residents

think is important.”

The mayor introduced Tad Long and Bobbie Bryant, community development advisors from the

Kentucky League of Cities (KLC), who facilitated the two-and-a-half-hour retreat. The City Commission

voted at their May meeting to contract with KLC to guide the city through a strategic planning process.

This leadership retreat was the first step in the four- to five-month process.

The facilitators led the commissioners through a discussion about their goals as elected officials, what

they see for the future of the community, how to draw upon the unique qualities of Stamping Ground, and

how to engage the general population of the community in a broader discussion. After the discussion, Mr.

Long outlined the steps involved in developing a strategic plan for the city built around ideas that will

come from the residents.

The city commission has established a date, time and location for the first public meeting. It  will take

place on August 20th, once schools are back in session. The location will be at Stamping Ground Elementary School.

Refreshments will be served at 6pm and the public meeting will begin at 6:30pm. The general public is encouraged to attend and share their

ideas.

Mayor Jones closed the meeting saying, “This is a great first step. I know we’ll have a good turnout at the

public meeting. Our residents feel as strongly about our city as we do. It’s going to take all of us working

together in order to get things turned around.”

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Founded in 1927, the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) is a membership organization of more than 365 cities across

the commonwealth that provides a range of services to municipalities. For additional information about the

Kentucky League of Cities, call the KLC office at 859-977-3700 or 1-800-876-4552 or visit www.klc.org.

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