Newly elected Paducah Mayor George Bray and McCracken County Judge-Executive Craig Clymer will be the featured speakers for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce January Power in Partnership Virtual Breakfast. The annual "State of the City and County" event will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, January 7 with a virtual broadcast. The Paducah-McCracken County Joint Sewer Agency is the sponsor.
Register to attend the event via Zoom at paducahchamber.org. The virtual breakfast will also be carried live via the Chamber and WPSD’s Facebook page and livestreamed on WPSD Local 6.
Bray was elected Paducah’s 40th Mayor in November and assumed duties on January 1, 2021. He is immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barkley Regional Airport Authority, Chairman of the Barkley Regional Airport Terminal Planning Committee, serves on the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO) board, and served the Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club in a variety of leadership roles for 20 plus years. In his role as Chairman of Barkley Regional Airport and the Terminal Planning Committee, he has been instrumental in the planning and fundraising to build a new airport terminal, the first for Paducah in 67 years.
Clymer has just completed his second year as McCracken County Judge-Executive. He previously served as McCracken Circuit Judge from 1998 to 2017. When he retired as Circuit Judge, he joined the law firm of Boehl Stopher & Graves, LLP. He also served as McCracken District Judge from 1993 to 1997 and as a staff attorney for the United States District Court from 1988 to 1993. Before graduating from Chase College of Law in 1988, he served nine years with the Paducah Police Department. He received his bachelor's degree in law enforcement from Eastern Kentucky University.
Dr. Anton Reece, President of West Kentucky Community and Technical College, the new 2021 Chair of the Chamber Board, will provide introductions and brief remarks and Immediate Past Chair Chad Beyer will provide comments about 2020.