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Sports Authority, Kentucky

Authority: KRS 148.590
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Description: The Kentucky Sports Authority is the statewide agency responsible for working with individuals, communities, and other entities in the Commonwealth to attract, retain, create and promote professional and amateur sporting events, conventions, franchises and organizational headquarters for Kentucky. Its purpose is to generate tourism, economic development, jobs and positive media exposure as well as promote exercise and wellness through sports activities. The Authority is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Governor, twelve are at-large members.
Composition: The Authority shall consist of fifteen (15) members appointed by the Governor. Of the 15 members, one shall be the Lt. Governor, who shall serve as Chair; one shall be the Commerce Cabinet Secretary; and one shall be the Secretary of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet. The twelve (12) members shall be at-large members appointed by the Governor. The at-large membership shall include a representative of the KY Racing Authority, the Fish & Wildlife Community at-large, and the Kentucky Boxing & Wrestling Authority.
Compensation: reimbursed for expenses incurred in performing duties, functions, & responsibilities of Authority
Meeting Schedule: No less than bi-annually and at other times as necessary, upon the call of the Chair.
Number of Members: 15
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Capital Plaza Tower, 24th Floor 500 Mero Street
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: 502-564-4270
Fax: 502-564-1512


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Azbill, David R.5/22/20151/4/2019Member; Representative at largeLaurel
Clark, Janna M.3/6/20121/4/2016Member; Representative at largeJefferson
DeBoer, Kathleen J.5/6/20131/4/2017MemberFayette
Gabbert, Vincent E.8/27/20151/4/2019Member; Representative at largeJefferson
Games, Fred E.5/16/20131/4/2017Member; Representative at largeJefferson
Ginter, George W.5/22/20151/4/2019Member; KY Boxing & Wrestling Authority repFayette
Hadaway Jr., Charles M.3/6/20121/4/2016MemberJefferson
Hall, Douglas R.3/6/20121/4/2016Member; Representative at largeWarren
Hill, James M.5/6/20111/4/2015MemberJefferson
Houston, Wade Jr.3/6/20121/4/2016Member; Horse Racing Commission repJefferson
Johnson, Alvis9/19/20131/4/2017Member; Representative at largeMercer
Pinkston, William E.5/16/20131/4/2017MemberMcCracken
Rogers, Paul N.5/6/20111/4/2015MemberJefferson
St.John, Stephen N.3/6/20123/6/2012Member; Representative at largeFayette
Terry, Joseph H.5/22/20155/22/2015Member; Representative at largeFayette

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