Photo submitted Auburn City Council from left to right is Mike Rogers, Rex Evans, Peggy Thomas, Mayor Mike Hughes, Steve Montgomery, Rhonda Sullivan, and Claude Tisdale.

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Auburn City Council from left to right is Mike Rogers, Rex Evans, Peggy Thomas, Mayor Mike Hughes, Steve Montgomery, Rhonda Sullivan, and Claude Tisdale.

All of Auburn's City Council attended the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) City Official Academy Jan. 23-25 in Owensboro.

The KLC City Officials Academy (COA) is an intense two-and-a-half-day training packed with practical information to benefit city leaders in doing their jobs. Whether you are newly elected, newly appointed or a seasoned official seeking a refresher course on the basics, you are guaranteed to leave this training with information that will be useful to your work in the city government.

"I am very proud of Auburn's elected officials and their interest in the city, its citizens, and the community," said Becka Cox, long-serving Auburn City Clerk. "Attending training to gain knowledge about municipal government is proof of the council's desire to serve to the best of their ability. The citizens entrust them to make decisions that impact vital aspects of their daily lives. I appreciate them all and their willingness to take time away from their regular jobs and families to attend these educational sessions."

Topics at the training included: ordinances, orders, and resolutions; open meetings and open records law; code enforcement; local government ethics; planning and zoning; social media and the First Amendment for elected officials; personnel law; personnel issues with uninformed employees; city finances, and municipal taxing authority. Those attending also experienced legislative overview; forms of government breakout sessions; mini sessions on other popular topics; networking with other city officials, and legal trivia.

Attendees received a copy of the 2019 edition of the City Officials Legal Handbook, a must-have tool for every Kentucky city.