klc certifiedethicscity 2HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (12/11/19) — Hopkinsville recently received the "Certified City of Ethics" designation.

The voluntary program, developed by the Kentucky League of Cities, encourages cities to adopt and adhere to a set of key ethical principles and a comprehensive model ethics ordinance.

The ordinance guides conduct of city officials and their employees in areas such as financial disclosures, conflicts of interests and outside employment, according to a press release. The ordinance also contains strong penalty provisions including public reprimands, fines and removal for city officials and employees who violate the ordinance.

 “The city is honored to receive this prestigious designation. We will remain committed to being an open transparent, and ethical government,” Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks said in a statement.

The certification process included specific training which city officials and employees completed Dec. 5, when KLC reviewed the city’s code of ethics ordinance to determine if it complied with the criteria set out in KRS 65.003. The city also received a plaque and is currently authorized by KLC to use a "Certified City of Ethics" logo on stationery, road signs, city vehicles and other uses.

Kentucky League of Cities
Based in Lexington, KLC is a voluntary, nonprofit membership association that provides legislative advocacy, legal services, consulting services and training to more than 360 member cities. KLC also provides insurance and financial services to municipal agencies throughout Kentucky.

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