Ms. Lovely has been actively involved with cities since 1988, when she started as a staff attorney with the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC), a membership organization of more than 380 cities across the commonwealth. Since 1990, Lovely has been executive director and CEO of KLC. Her commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our cities and the people that call them home was also shown in her work as interim Executive Director of Kentucky’s Office of Drug Control Policy. She currently serves the on the board of the National League of Cities and as chair of the Morehead State Board of Regents.
In addition to her work at the Kentucky League of Cities, Ms. Lovely is also president of the NewCities Institute. The NewCities Institute is a national nonprofit organization that encourages citizens to get involved in helping their communities thrive in the rapid technological change and global challenges of the 21st century.