The Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials was founded at the annual KLC convention in October 1999 in Paducah, Kentucky. KBC-LEO, as it was soon to be called, was the brainchild of then Executive Director of KLC. She incorporated the assistance of long-time Lexington Councilman Robert Jefferson to assist her in bringing together African American elected officials from around the state to support this effort.
The first elected officers were: Councilman Robert Jefferson, Robert Coleman, Magistrate Rudolph Pettus, and Councilman Paul Wilson. The original Board of Directors consisted of: Councilman Johnny Jackson, Mayor Sharon Fowler, West Buechel, Mayor Cleve Parkins, Commissioner Al Tinsley, Commissioner Olive Burroughs and Councilman Bill Sheckles.
KBC-LEO has through the years have actively participated with the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus in annual Black History Month presentations during February as we honor great Black leaders that have blazed the trail for us. We are thankful to all the men and women that have stayed the course with us since inception and are steadying the pace into the future.
We need strength in numbers and energy to continue this process and we hope you will join us. For more details on how you can become a member ofKBC-LEOclick here.
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