In honor of Ann Cline Deatherage’s passion for lifelong learning and her commitment to community and public service, her family has established the Mayor Ann C. Deatherage LEAD Award.

The “Leadership Enrichment And Development” (LEAD) scholarship program will benefit mayors throughout Kentucky by providing financial assistance for Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) conferences and learning events.

  • The next qualifying event is the September 20-23, 2022, KLC Conference & Expo, Owenboro.
  • The LEAD scholarship will cover all registration costs for this event.
  • Scholarship recipient will be recognized at the 2022 KLC Conference & Expo Awards Banquet.
  • The winner will also receive a scholarship to the 2023 City Officials Summit.

In addition to serving in leadership at KLC as a Board of Directors and Executive Board member, Mayor Deatherage had more continuing education hours than any city official in the state. As a result, she inspired a KLC Master’s Level training program to recognize city officials whose commitment to learning reaches an exceptional level. Her devotion to making her city a better place impressed all who knew her and had a profound impact on her community. Through the scholarship, her example will enable others to follow her lead.

Contact: For more information, contact Jeri McCullough or call 859-977-3780. Persons submitting online applications will receive a confirmation via email.
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