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President Jim King honored as JCTC Distinguished Alumnus for 2012.

Monday May 7, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622

Jefferson Community Technical College has announced Metro Council President Jim King will receive its Distinguished Alumnus Award on Monday, May 7th in honor of his extraordinary community contributions in Louisville.

King will receive the award during the 2012 JCTC graduation ceremony at the Kentucky International Convention Center beginning at 6:30pm.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” says President King. “The education I received at Jefferson Community College laid the foundation for my career. It was affordable yet excellent.”

The President is a CPA by profession and the founder of King Southern Bank. He has been involved with many local groups including the Louisville Orchestra, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Kentucky Derby Festival and many other community organizations.

In his letter to the President announcing the award, JCTC President Tony Newberry said “your participation will make the event even more significant for so many of us who have admired your work and appreciate your clear voice and visionary leadership in our community.”

King was elected to the Metro Council in 2004 representing District 10. He has served three terms as President. He was first elected to the office in 2008. In 2011, he was again elected to lead the Metro Council and was reelected in 2012 to the office. He is the only person on the Council who has served as President for two consecutive years.

The graduation ceremony will be held in Hall 2-C of the Convention Center.

Sponsor:
Jim King (D) 10