NBCSL Parliamentarian, Sen. Gerald Neal (KY) was inducted into the Kentucky Public Service Hall of Fame for “extraordinary public service to the state of Kentucky.” The award was presented by the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and its Board of Visitors, and I want to express my pride and gratitude at receiving such an esteemed honor. The Hall of Fame, established in 2012, recognizes leaders who have demonstrated exceptional public service to their communities and states.
The award is nonpartisan and is presented annually to honor individuals for their achievements in public service. Previous honorees have represented a cross-section of public service accomplishments, including former Governor and U.S. Senator Wendell Ford, Congressman Hal Rogers, former Governor Martha Layne Collins, former Lt. Governor, and Auditor Crit Luallen, and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, among others.