Elected City Official of the Year – Mayor Dave Hatter, City of Fort Wright
City Employee of the Year – Jeremy Creason, Fire Chief, City of Mayfield
City Government of the Year – City of Shelbyville
The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has announced its annual awards for Elected City Official of the Year, the City Employee of the Year and the City Government of the Year. For 2020, there were more than 50 awards nominations.
“Part of our KLC mission is to support innovation and quality governance,” said J.D. Chaney, KLC Executive Director/CEO. “The annual awards program shines a light on the great work that officials and employees are doing in our Kentucky cities.“
Chaney said this year, with COVID-19, cities and city officials have taken the lead in keeping communities safe, assisting businesses and continuing to provide services during this historic time. He said, “This year fully demonstrates the importance of cities in our daily lives.”
The award winners, selected by an independent panel of judges, will be recognized by KLC during local presentations in their cities.
The Elected City Official of the Year Award recognizes a dynamic official who demonstrates outstanding leadership and innovation. KLC represents more than 370 cities and nearly 2,500 elected city officials. The winner this year is Fort Wright Mayor David “Dave” Hatter. KLC will make a local presentation to Mayor Hatter on October 7.
The City Employee of the Year Award brings recognition to an exceptional city employee who performs at a distinguished level to improve his or her local government and community. KLC is proud to represent more than 20,000 municipal employees. The 2020 City Employee of the Year is Mayfield Fire Chief Jeremy Creason. KLC will make a local presentation to Chief Creason on November 9.
The KLC City Government of the Year Award recognizes a city that has done something transformational. The City of Shelbyville received the honor for its transformational “five in one” $9 million downtown redevelopment strategy. KLC will make a local presentation to the City Council on October 20.
2021 Awards! Nominate now through August 2, 2021.