“Because Kentucky is strategically located in the center of the nation, the quality of our transportation network helps define both the ability of local communities to compete and their overall quality of life. The backbone of this infrastructure includes a freight rail network that provides affordable and efficient service that connects our cities to customers around the world.”

J.D. Chaney began his work with the Kentucky League of Cities as a law clerk before serving as the organization’s Counsel for Member Legal Services and, later, as Director of Governmental Affairs and Chief Governmental Affairs Officer. In his current capacity as Deputy Executive Director, Chaney is a member of the executive management team and is primarily responsible for advocating for city governments in Frankfort before the General Assembly. In addition, he oversees the organization’s corporate and municipal law services, research and training functions.

Chaney is a graduate of the University of Montana where he received a B.A. in political science and economics. He received a law degree from the University of Kentucky Collge of Law and an M.B.A. from Eastern Kentucky University.

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