Kentucky REALTORS® recognize John Schickel with its highest legislative award

Kentucky REALTORS® has awarded the Jess and Carolyn Kinman Award to Senator John Schickel. The award was presented in the Capitol Rotunda for his efforts as Co-Chairman of the Licensing and Occupations Committee and his involvement with House Bills 112, 309, and 443 from the 2017 General Assembly.


“REALTORS® are the very essence of small business, of which I have always been a staunch supporter,” said Senator Schickel. “I am proud to represent Kentucky REALTORS® in their quest to represent home ownership and promote the residential and commercial real estate market.”


As part of the award, First Federal Savings Bank of Frankfort makes a charitable donation in the name of the award recipient. This year, Senator Schickel selected the Area 7 Special Olympics which operates in Northern Kentucky and is an organization for people with intellectual disabilities.


The award is named in honor of Jess Kinman, a former Kentucky REALTORS® president and REALTOR® of the Year who passed away in 2007, and his wife Carolyn Kinman, who worked for many years at the Legislative Research Commission and General Assembly. 


The Kinman Award is presented to an outstanding Kentuckian whose involvement in the legislative and political arenas have left an indelible mark on all those who have known or worked with him or her.


Kentucky REALTORS® is one of the largest and most influential associations in Kentucky. Founded in 1922, Kentucky REALTORS® represents more than 10,800 REALTORS® who are involved in all aspects of real estate, including residential and commercial real estate brokers, sales agents, developers, builders, property managers, office managers, appraisers and auctioneers.