The Kentucky League of Cities awarded the city of Richmond a $3,000 safety grant, which city officials claim is a way to enhance public safety.
One of whom is Philip Williams, the director of Codes, Planning, Safety and Risk Management, who said this grant is one way to do so.
"Receiving this grant demonstrates the commitment to safety that the city commission and our employees have on a daily basis," he noted in a news release.
The same document states KLC Insurance Services helps members increase their public safety with a number of programs. Since the safety program began in 1999, more than $4 million has been awarded. These funds go to personal protection equipment (PPE) and includes a $300 reimbursement for attending the Insurance Services Risk and Safety Conference.
J.D. Chaney, the executive director of KLC, said promoting safety in the workplace is the best way to spend money.
"Our philosophy is to prevent injuries and claims from happening," he said. "We want to partner with our members, and this safety grant promotes good risk management."
According to the release, KLC provides safety grants to members annually. As Kentucky's largest municipal insurance program, KLC provides a full range of affordable liability, property, workers' compensation and other products to municipalities.
In addition, the Kentucky League of Cities offers employee benefits programs, legislative advocacy, financial services, training and education, municipal law services and community development services to name a few.
For more information about the Kentucky League of Cities, visit klc.org/.