1995 – KLC administered the first week-long attempt to highlight the many positive things that city government and their officials do for their citizens. The theme was “City Government Works!”
1996 – Using the theme “Serving Citizens, Citizens Serving,” City Government Week focused on open houses for city governments, visits by city personnel to schools, and a successful letter writing campaign.
1997 – KLC provided a curriculum packet to fifth grade teachers concentrating on civics and social studies using the theme “Building a Solid Foundation – Leadership Under Construction.”
1998 – The curriculum was expanded to fourth grade students, and KLC created a coloring book for children. This year’s theme was “Successful Communities – Shaping Kentucky’s Future.” ’Tucky, a life-size mascot resembling a traditional city hall, was also introduced and made appearances at City Government Week activities in the state.
2000 – After taking a year off, City Government Week turned into City Government Month to encourage participation of a wider audience across the commonwealth. Using the reoccurring annual theme “Our Cities, Our Future,” KLC provided lesson plans, coloring and activity books, scrapbooks and participant handbooks.
2001 – 2007 – KLC continued the monthly program through 2007 and provided various promotional materials such as pencils, folders, stickers, and ’Tucky beanie babies.
2008 - 2015 – Although KLC did not coordinate City Government Month activities for these eight years, a number of cities conducted their own events and activities to connect with their residents.
2016 – KLC rebranded and relaunched City Government Month targeting elementary students of all ages. A new website was launched with interactive city facts for students, teachers and parents, and lesson plans, a coloring and activity book, and implementation guide are available to teachers and city officials.