The Shelby Society is the first such organization created in the United States for the descendants of the governors of an American state. Year 2015, the society was formalized and incorporated as non-profit entity. The society was named after Kentucky’s first and fifth Governor, Isaac Shelby.

The Shelby Society has a board of magistrates (directors) which meets bi-monthly to address organizational duties and concerns. The first serving President-General before the Board of Magistrates is Stephen Collins, a son to Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins. The society’s first fifty (50) members will be identified as “Charter Members”.

The Shelby Society will use non-organizational funds to sponsor educational and/or charitable programs or projects that will enhance the quality of life in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and continue the historical legacies of our governors, first ladies, and first families.