The KLC Board of Directors adopted a resolution at the June board meeting declaring September as City Government Month in Kentucky. The yearly celebration recognizes the important role cities play in building Kentucky’s economy and improving the quality of life for citizens. Additionally, City Government Month highlights the free civics education program KLC provides to Kentucky elementary schools to help teach civics and local government.
KLC provides participating schools lesson plans aligned with Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, focusing on local government in kindergarten, first, and second grades. The program also includes a student activity book and classroom promotional items that feature the MuniciPals, the City Government Month mascots.
Educators worked with KLC to ensure the curriculum meets educational standards and provides sources to help teachers in the classroom.
Local elected officials can also participate in City Government Month through classroom visits, be it in person or virtual, a city-sponsored coloring or essay contest, or community field trips. Cities can also adopt a resolution declaring September City Government Month in their community. You can access a sample resolution for your city here.
Learn more about City Government Month, the MuniciPals, and access the lesson plans and activity book at citymonth.org.