Blighted, Abandoned, & Dilapidated Property Conference (BAD) - June 28-29 in Lexington


Blighted, Abandoned, & Dilapidated Property Conference (BAD)
Thursday, June 28 – Friday, June 29, 2018

Hyatt Regency
401 W. High Street,
Lexington, KY 40507

Back by popular demand, the Kentucky League of Cities is excited to host our second Abandoned, Blighted & Dilapidated Property Conference. This two-day conference is jam packed with a variety of courses which include the Cost and Negative Effects of Blight, Rental Regulation Issues, Hoarding and Overcrowding, Condemnation and Demolition, and other relevant topics to address blight in your city. 

Who should attend?  Planning and zoning administrators and staff, code enforcement officers, commissioners, local elected officials, board of adjustment members, city attorneys, city planners, building inspectors, code enforcement officers, city administrators and city legislative body members.

Credit:  TBD –13 hours of HB 55 credit, City Officials Training Center credit and/or Training Incentive Program (House Bill 119) credit.  We will also be submitting courses for approval of CLE credits and Certified Kentucky Certified Building Inspectors. Pending approval.

Registration:  $219 KLC members/ $319 nonmembers

Keynote:  The Down and Dirty on Blight   
Robert Klein, Founder and Chairman, Community Blight Solutions

Robert Klein is Founder and Chairman of Community Blight Solutions. A successful Cleveland, Ohio entrepreneur, Robert has earned a reputation over the past 27 years as a pioneer and innovator in the property preservation industry and as a strong advocate for eliminating blight in communities across the country.

Robert is currently leveraging his deep experience and expertise while working closely with mortgage servicers, local government officials, legislators, federal and state policymakers, first responders, and other groups to advocate for policy and legislative updates to increase awareness of the issues contributing to community blight. Some of the important initiatives Robert has championed include a ban on plywood boarding in the State of Ohio, fast-track legislation, Fannie Mae’s expansion of reimbursement criteria to include polycarbonate clearboarding, and the Slavic Village Recovery Project.

In 1990, Robert founded Safeguard Properties and under his leadership, Safeguard grew from a handful of employees to the largest field services company with more than 1,500 employees today. Robert developed Safeguard around the motto "Customer Service = Resolution" with the mission of creating a company focused on client satisfaction and strong business relationships. Safeguard is acknowledged to be the leading mortgage field servicing company in the United States.

Since Safeguard's inception, Robert has focused his attention on initiatives affecting clients, providing current and relevant industry information, and offering creative solutions to meet their needs. Whenever Robert is presented with a problem or roadblock, he actively and passionately looks for ways to solve or eliminate those issues. Robert is a frequent speaker at field service industry conferences where he shares his rich background and deep experience to address the issues contributing to community blight.