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NKY Chamber to host Government Forum with Justice & Public Safety Secretary John Tilley

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host a Government Forum event with John Tilley, Secretary of the Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet.

The Northern Kentucky Chamber Government Forum series is presented by Fidelity & Duke Energy.

Secretary Tilley’s appearance in Northern Kentucky will be held at The Hilton Cincinnati Airport (7373 Turfway Rd, Florence), from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, November 18.

Tilley was a key member of the legislature as chair of House Judiciary Committee before he took the appointment to his current post offered by Governor Matt Bevin last December.

John Tilley

John Tilley

“Secretary Tilley was always well-respected during his time in the legislature for being an expert in his policy area and working across party lines,” said Scott Sedmak, Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications at the NKY Chamber. “He was heavily involved in heroin legislation during recent legislative sessions and will bring a well-rounded wealth of knowledge on issues impacting the justice system.”      

A native of Hopkinsville, Tilley is a former prosecutor who is nationally recognized for his work in the arenas of criminal justice reform and drug control policy. Secretary Tilley served five terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives and chaired the House Judiciary Committee from 2009 until his appointment.

During his legislative tenure, he co-chaired several joint bipartisan House/Senate task forces on criminal justice. He sponsored key pieces of legislation including the landmark criminal justice reform bill, House Bill 463, which triggered a national model for change. The legislation is heralded for protecting public safety while holding offenders accountable, controlling corrections costs and increasing drug treatment.

The cost to attend the event is $30 for NKY Chamber members and $60 for future Chamber members. Reservations can be made by calling 859.578.8800 or online at http://web.nkychamber.com/events.

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