Elizabethtown City Administrator Ed Poppe was among 27 city officials from across the state who the Kentucky League of Cities recognized this year for Master of City Governance.
Award recipients recently were recognized during the league’s virtual conference and expo.
The City Officials Training Center is a voluntary education program administered by the Kentucky League of Cities. City officials can complete education levels by attending Kentucky League of Cities events and by submitting outside educational credit from other municipal trainings.
The four levels of achievement include:
• Level I - Achievement in City Governance;
• Level II - Excellence in City Governance;
• Level III - Master of City Governance; and
• Certified Municipal Officer, the highest designation.
“The COTC program provides a variety of training that better equips our city leaders across the state to serve their local communities. With this achievement and the amount of training it represents, citizens are the real winners because our communities are reaping the benefits of better informed leaders,” said J.D. Chaney, KLC executive director/CEO in a news release. “This is an impressive feat and a testament to the dedication of these city officials.”
The Level III - Master of City Governance award requires the city official to attend 90 hours of approved training with three hours of ethics training.
“We are blessed in the city of Elizabethtown to have a city administrator with the talent, experience, work ethic, and integrity that Ed Poppe displays everyday. For over 38 years he has been a valuable component in city affairs,” Mayor Jeff Gregory said. “We appreciate KLC formally recognizing what everyone that has ever worked with him already knew. He’s an outstanding and loyal leader and worthy of all accolades that come his way.”